[CentOS] BackupPC won't fork after CentOS 5.2 upgrade

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Fri Jul 4 00:07:04 UTC 2008


Ben wrote:
> For some time now i have been running BackupPC 3.1.0 on CentOS 5.1 
> x86_64 however after upgrading to CentOS 5.2 BackupPC will not start.
> 
> "sudo /etc/init.d/backuppc start" return OK but there is no BackupPC 
> processes.
> 
> This fails also.
> # sudo -u backuppc /usr/bin/BackupPC -d
> # echo $?
> 0
> 
> This succeeds, but of course does not fork.
> # sudo -u backuppc /usr/bin/BackupPC
> 
> So for some reason after the CentOS 5.2 upgrade it will not fork into 
> the background.
> 
> I have run the perl debugger over it and up until the fork everything is 
> fine.
> 
> Nothing appears in the LOG.
> 
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> 
> Ben
> 
> 
> PS. Here is a list of installed perl packages.
> # rpm -qa | grep perl
> perl-String-CRC32-1.4-2.fc6
> perl-Crypt-DES-2.05-4.el5
> perl-Compress-Zlib-1.42-1.fc6
> perl-DateTime-Format-Mail-0.30-4.el5
> perl-libwww-perl-5.805-1.1.1
> perl-MIME-Lite-3.01-5.el5
> nagios-plugins-perl-1.4.11-2.el5
> perl-Config-IniFiles-2.39-6.el5
> perl-Digest-SHA1-2.11-1.2.1
> perl-Digest-HMAC-1.01-15
> perl-File-RsyncP-0.68-1.c5
> mod_perl-2.0.2-6.3.el5
> perl-Params-Validate-0.88-3.el5
> perl-URI-1.35-3
> perl-Archive-Zip-1.16-1.2.1
> perl-DateTime-0.41-1.el5
> perl-DateTime-Format-W3CDTF-0.04-1.el5
> perl-HTML-Parser-3.55-1.fc6
> perl-XML-Parser-2.34-6.1.2.2.1
> perl-Time-modules-2003.1126-4.el5.1
> perl-MailTools-1.77-1.el5
> perl-5.8.8-10.el5_2.3
> perl-Net-SNMP-5.2.0-1.el5.1
> perl-BSD-Resource-1.28-1.fc6.1
> perl-Class-Singleton-1.03-3.el5
> perl-HTML-Tagset-3.10-2.1.1
> perl-XML-RSS-1.31-1.el5
> perl-Geo-IP-1.28-3.el5
> perl-TimeDate-1.16-5.el5

I am running backuppc on 3 CentOS-5.2 machines (and several more on 
CentOS-4.6 machines).

I had no issues after upgrading to 5.2 on those machines.

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