[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 
started.

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Bogdan Costescu

IWR, University of Heidelberg, INF 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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