[torqueusers] torque daemons can not be stopeed duringuninstall

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Dec 4 06:17:09 MST 2008

On Wed, 3 Dec 2008, Stewart.Samuels at sanofi-aventis.com wrote:

> I have never used RPM to stop running daemons when removing packages 
> for an other application.  Is this something that is commonly done?

Yes, many daemons from the base OS (RHEL/Fedora, don't know about 
SLES/OpenSUSE) do this. There are many reasons, one of them being: the 
/etc/init.d script for starting and stopping the daemon is removed 
together with the package - how do you properly shutdown the daemon 
afterwards ?

Another common feature of the base OS daemon packages is to use 
"condrestart" as an argument to the /etc/init.d script. This is 
supposed to run in %post and restart the daemon only if it was running 
before; the use case is for a daemon that is updated while running - 
it will continue to run until the installation of the new version is 
complete and only then the old daemon is stopped and the new one 

Bogdan Costescu

IWR, University of Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 54 8240, Fax: +49 6221 54 8850
E-mail: bogdan.costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

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