[CentOS] Migrating CentOS 5 -> 6: where to put /etc/inittab respawn scripts?

Wed Oct 5 15:42:40 UTC 2011
Michael Gliwinski <Michael.Gliwinski at henderson-group.com>

On Wednesday 05 Oct 2011 15:03:43 Alexander Farber wrote:
> I still have 1 minor problem -
> I've created a new file /etc/init/pref.conf:
> start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL=3
> stop on starting rc RUNLEVEL=[!3]
> console output
> respawn
> chdir /tmp
> exec /bin/su -c '/usr/local/pref/pref.pl >/tmp/pref-`date +%a`.txt 2>&1'
> afarber
> And started my script (a TCP-sockets daemon for a game) with
> # sudo initctl start pref
> pref start/running, process 2590
> I can also see it running with "ps uawx", "netstat -an" and
> # sudo initctl status pref
> But I can not restart it with:
> # sudo initctl restart pref
> initctl: Unknown instance:
> # sudo initctl stop pref
> initctl: Unknown instance:

Does your pref.pl fork or daemonize itself?  You may need to add 'expect fork' 
or 'expect daemon' to your pref.conf.  Is the PID you get from `status pref' 
the same as you see in ps output?

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