[CentOS] [SOLVED] Re: need assist with upstart config problem

Thu May 31 19:33:16 UTC 2012
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Wed May 30 17:57:49 EDT 2012, Nataraj wrote:
> On Wed, May 30, 2012 17:00, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> I am trying, without success, to create an upstart config file to
>> automatically start and restart an ssh proxy.  The command sting that
>> I use in the script has been checked and verified from the shell but
>> it fails in the upstart file.
> The '-f option' tells SSH to run in the background, but normally
> upstart expects to wait for the process.  Maybe you want '-n'
> instead of '-f'.  Alternatively, if you run a program in the
> background you could specify 'task' in the config file to tell
> upstart not to wait for the process (you couldn't use respawn
> with that because then the process is not managed by upstart
> anymore).

The problem in my script appears to be this:

#  SSH switches used:

Upon further investigation I discovered that the env stanza does not
expand previously defined variables. My attempt at concatenating
values results in the key name being used instead of its value.
In other words: '${SSH_SWITCHES} -nNqT -vvv' is what results and not
simply '-nNqT -vvv' as one might expect.   Exporting the value between
env stanzas does not change this behaviour.

Eliminating the concatenation attempts resolved the issue.

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