Bug 70785 - /etc/sysconfig/squid should specify SQUID_PIDFILE_TIMEOUT
/etc/sysconfig/squid should specify SQUID_PIDFILE_TIMEOUT
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 70065
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: squid (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-08-05 05:26 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:29 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-05 05:26:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
The /etc/sysconfig/squid file does not specify the variable
SQUID_PIDFILE_TIMEOUT. This variable is expected by the /etc/rc.d/init.d/squid
startscript. The startscript does not provide any default so a shell syntax
error message occurs when the script is run with "start" as the first parameter.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.4.STABLE7-2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Be root and RPM-install squid from the "limbo" distribution.
2.Type `/etc/rc.d/init.d/squid start'

	

Actual Results:  Error message seen, "/etc/rc.d/init.d/squid: line 65: [: 0:
unary operator expected".

Expected Results:  No such error message.

Additional info:

Workaround: Append something like "SQUID_PIDFILE_TIMEOUT=3600" to
/etc/sysconfig/squid.

To fix the bug it may be a good idea to make the /etc/rc.d/init.d/squid script
permissive so that if the variable is not specified in /etc/sysconfig/squid it
will be automatically declared and given a reasonable default value.

I am leaving the severity as "normal" since I have not investigated what the
consequences of the bug really are. Perhaps the severity could be "low"; at
least it seems that the squid process starts and can be stopped in an orderly
fashion even if the workaround is not applied.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-12 15:58:01 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 70065 ***

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