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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:10 pm    Post subject: [solved] Logging of /etc/init.d/* scripts Reply with quote

Hello,

Today I stumbled upon this:
Code:
bianca ~ # /etc/init.d/vixie-cron restart
 * Starting vixie-cron ...                               [ !! ]

So, vixie-cron failed to start (no problem on this machine). But why does it fail? I went to check the logs, but there isn't anything related to that event on /var/log/everything/current.

What is the correct way to check the error output of the /etc/init.d/* scripts?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check /etc/conf.d/rc and you'll find this:

Code:

# RC_BOOTLOG will generate a log of the boot messages shown on the console.
# Useful for headless machines or debugging.  You need to emerge the
# app-admin/showconsole package for this to work.  Note that this probably
# won't work correctly with boot splash.

RC_BOOTLOG="no"
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DT&T Guidelines for Tips & Tricks (READ BEFORE POSTING) wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Logging of /etc/init.d/* scripts Reply with quote

Sodki wrote:
What is the correct way to check the error output of the /etc/init.d/* scripts?

Look at the script itself:
Code:
start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec /usr/sbin/cron

That --quiet is hiding the info messages. So, as root, check with ps ax that cron is not already running, then run /usr/sbin/cron and see if any interesting messages appear, then run ps ax again to check whether cron is still running or has spontaneously combusted. Then, tail /var/log/messages
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fvant wrote:
Check /etc/conf.d/rc and you'll find this:

Code:

# RC_BOOTLOG will generate a log of the boot messages shown on the console.
# Useful for headless machines or debugging.  You need to emerge the
# app-admin/showconsole package for this to work.  Note that this probably
# won't work correctly with boot splash.

RC_BOOTLOG="no"

Unfortunately I'm still using an old version of baselayout which doesn't support this. But it is a nice method for newer installs, thanks.

pjp wrote:
DT&T Guidelines for Tips & Tricks (READ BEFORE POSTING) wrote:
This is *not* a support forum. Do not ask questions here.


Moved from Documentation, Tips & Tricks

Oops! Sorry, I didn't realize my mistake. :oops:


PaulBredbury wrote:
Look at the script itself:
Code:
start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec /usr/sbin/cron

That --quiet is hiding the info messages.

Thank you for pointing that out to me. Now I know what to do.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't recall RC_BOOTLOG...

forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-376209-highlight-rcbootlog.html
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