[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#689460: nsca: Cannot remove pidfile '/var/run/nsca.pid'

oz oz at bluemonk.de
Tue Oct 2 22:20:18 UTC 2012

Package: nsca
Version: 2.9.1-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

/etc/init.d/nsca stop is not able to remove the nsca.pid that was generated at start:

Oct  1 23:42:07 dallas nsca[19572]: Caught SIGTERM - shutting down...
Oct  1 23:42:07 dallas nsca[19572]: Cannot remove pidfile '/var/run/nsca.pid' - check your privileges.
Oct  1 23:42:07 dallas nsca[19572]: Daemon shutdown

The daemon is running with the default user and pid:

A work-around is to change pid_file to a path, that is owned by user nagios. I chose the already existing

ls -la /var/run/icinga/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  2 nagios nagios   80 Oct  3 00:07 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 root   root    600 Oct  2 23:57 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 nagios nagios    5 Oct  3 00:07 icinga.pid
-rw-r--r--  1 nagios nogroup   5 Oct  3 00:07 nsca.pid


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages nsca depends on:
ii  confget                1.03-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.46
ii  libc6                  2.13-35
ii  libmcrypt4             2.5.8-3.1
ii  nsca-client            2.9.1-2

nsca recommends no packages.

Versions of packages nsca suggests:
ii  nagios-plugins        1.4.16-1
ii  nagios-plugins-basic  1.4.16-1
pn  nagios3               <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/nsca.cfg changed [not included]

-- debconf information:

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