Bug 237794 - Wrong init script
Wrong init script
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Moyer
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 237789 237796 237797
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Reported: 2007-04-25 10:25 EDT by Michal Marciniszyn
Modified: 2014-02-10 18:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-31 14:48:48 EDT
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Description Michal Marciniszyn 2007-04-25 10:25:52 EDT
Description of problem:
Following construction forbids to invoke status command on initscript and also
ends up with error code 0 even when the service is not started:
test -e $DAEMON || exit 0
There are also problems with incorrect error codes not obeying our guidelines.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mv /usr/sbin/automount /usr/sbin/automount.gotcha
2. service automount status/start
3. echo $?
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Expected results:
1/status of the service

Additional info:
When fixing this bug, please obbey our init script guidelines and be sure that
status command is run correctly.
Our guidelines are on following two pages:

For an example of the script that returns the error codes correctly and always
runs status see:

This bug is tracked by 237789.
Comment 1 Jeff Moyer 2007-05-31 14:48:48 EDT
Yes, if you REMOVE the automount binary, the init script won't work.  Of course,
neither will the automount daemon.  I fail to recognize this as a bug requiring
fixing in an update release of our operating system.  Report the problem upstream.

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