Updated Shibboleth 2.x packages available

Kristof BAJNOK bajnokk at niif.hu
Tue Dec 8 20:56:05 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 08 December 2009 21.18.52 Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Unrelated: https://bugs.internet2.edu/jira/browse/SSPCPP-272 strongly
> > affects the SP2 package.  Shall I create some bug/unlink-pidfile
> > branch, or shall we wait for the next release?
> I think the next release is already out, isn't it?  Or is this still a
>  bug even in the latest release, which we haven't packaged yet?

Yes. On restart, the Debian init script executes shibd -t (sanity check) 
_before_ shibd is stopped by start-stop-daemon. Due to this bug, the pidfile 
is lost after shibd -t returns, therefore start-stop-daemon is unable to 
stop shibd. This results in stale shibd processes.

We could probably change the init script (there's no need for the pidfile for 
a sanity check), but fixing the daemon seems to be a clean solution.


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