Bug 247069 - Initscript Review
Summary: Initscript Review
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslog-ng   
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Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Douglas E. Warner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
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Blocks: InitscriptStatus
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-05 13:59 UTC by Harald Hoyer
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:10:15 UTC
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Description Harald Hoyer 2007-07-05 13:59:56 UTC
Please have a look at the wikipage 
and change your initscripts to comply with the LSB standard.
Especially check the exit status and add a LSB Header.
E.g. starting a service should return with 0, if the service is already running and stopping a stopped service should also return with 0.

Also check, if your service has to be _on_ per default, and turn it off in the old chkconfig line, if not.

Thank you.

Comment 1 Vince Schiavoni 2007-08-06 05:45:58 UTC

I have been meaning to look into this for a long time, and finally got around to
it, so I am adding my comments here, because I think that the syslog-ng
initscript (/etc/rc.d/init.d/syslog-ng) is faulty: every time I shut-down or
reboot my system or (re)start syslog-ng, I receive an error message something
like "Stopping syslog-ng [FAILED]".  I have seen this same message on every
shut-down/reboot/restart for almost a year.  No other service returns such an
error.  The only obvious thing that I see is that in /etc/rc.d/init.d/syslog-ng,
"retval" is lowercase, whereas it is uppercase in other initscripts; but I don't
know enough about this stuff to know for sure if this is a problem, and I'd
rather not play with it to find out (I have not edited/altered the script). 
Please investigate.

Thanx and Regards,
Vince Schiavoni

uname -a: Linux presario.localdomain #1 SMP Wed Aug 1 15:15:33
EDT 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 13:17:26 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.

If this bug still exists in rawhide, please change the version back to
(If you're unable to change the bug's version, add a comment to the bug
and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help and we apologize for the interruption.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 3 Vince Schiavoni 2008-04-04 13:38:43 UTC
Since rsyslog appears to be the "official" choice to replace syslogd, and is
incompatible/conflicts with syslog-ng, I personally see little point in keeping
this bug open - nor even for continuing to offer syslog-ng as a package for
Fedora for that matter.

Thanx and regards,

Comment 4 Douglas E. Warner 2008-04-07 13:36:11 UTC
syslog-ng is a very active project and has a large user base.  Removing it 
from Fedora would be a mistake.

The conflicts with rsyslog are due to double log rotation (bug#429958).

I'm currently working on this for the next package release.

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-27 16:38:55 UTC
Just note from your friendly bug triager -- correct status of the bug according
to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow is ASSIGNED.
Please, correct this bug to the right state, if I am wrong.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:32:07 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
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Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:10:15 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
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