[Bug 1246245] Re: proftpd service failed to restart

Flow pbraconnot at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 21:57:36 UTC 2015

Yep Still there 14.04.3

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  proftpd service failed to restart

Status in proftpd-dfsg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  proftpd-basic 1.3.5~rc3-2 from Ubuntu 13.10
  proftpd-basic 1.3.5~rc3-2.1ubuntu2 from Ubuntu 14.04

  Init script from proftpd-basic package contains the BUG: when you run
  /etc/init.d/proftpd restart it fails because of there is the race
  between pidfile removal and start() which checks pidfile existency:

  ProFTPD is started in standalone mode, currently running.
  root at aa:~# /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
   * Stopping ftp server proftpd                                                                                                                                                                             [ OK ]
   * Starting ftp server proftpd                                                                                                                                                                             [ OK ]
  root at aa:~# /etc/init.d/proftpd status
  ProFTPD is started in standalone mode, currently not running.

  the next workaround helps:

  --- /etc/init.d/proftpd.orig    2013-10-30 13:52:46.791265726 +0400
  +++ /etc/init.d/proftpd 2013-10-30 13:52:57.456265698 +0400
  @@ -107,6 +107,7 @@
       if [ -f "$PIDFILE" ]; then
          start-stop-daemon --stop --signal $SIGNAL --quiet --pidfile "$PIDFILE"
  +       sleep 1
           if [ $? = 0 ]; then
                  log_end_msg 0

  Please, fix.

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