[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#488275: Bug#488275: samba and winbind: initscript miss 'status' option
vorlon at debian.org
Wed Jul 2 03:54:32 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 10:34:09AM +0200, Tim Stoop wrote:
>> Note that procps is required for this functionality to work, because of
>> use of ps. I don't know that a dependency is actually warranted,
>> since this
>> is optional functionality; anyway, procps is Priority: required, so it
>> always be present in practice.
> Should the script check for the existence of /bin/ps? Or should I just
> leave it as it is?
Well, if I actually pay attention, samba already depends on procps, so it
doesn't matter anyway.
Otherwise, I still think it would've been fine because procps is Priority:
required, which means its always installed - it's just not guaranteed to be
configured at any given moment.
>> Well, this means that no meaningful status will be returned if one of
>> daemons is running but the other is not. Concretely, this means it
>> return useful status in the event that smbd is started out of inetd
>> (RUN_MODE=inetd), or that 'disable netbios' is set, causing nmbd to
>> not be
> Checking /etc/default/samba is easy, but I'm not sure if I can reliably
> check for the 'disable netbios' option. Any hints on how to do this?
There's an example of this already in /etc/init.d/samba.
Perhaps that check is worth refactoring into a small shell function at the
top of the script, perhaps not.
>> I think it would be better to first fix winbind to use a proper PID
>> then use code similar to that in the smbd/nmbd case.
> I'll spend some time today to see if I can fix that. I guess the --
> make-pidfile option from start-stop-daemon should be used. Will let you
> know when I come up with something that works.
Ok, thanks for the interest!
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