why creates dbus a pid file by default and hald doesn't

Kay Sievers kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Wed Aug 18 10:08:20 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 17:43 +0200, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 01:30 +0000, Kristof Vansant wrote:
> > Why creates dbus a pid file by default and hald doesn't.
> > D-bus configure.in and hald look a lot alike but have some differences
> > that makes it harder to share configure.in code between the 2 projects.
> > I think it would be easier if both projects configure system and
> > daemonscripts and spec files looked almost the same.
> Well, in hal the pidfile is only used by the haldaemon.in file to
> produce a haldaemon file that goes in /etc/init.d. I consider tracking
> of pid files to be something the initscripts system should handle
> itself. And, also, it's bloody annoying having to remove the pidfile
> everytime you kill hald and want to start it again.

I agree completely!


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