[systemd-devel] converting a xinetd-service to systemd

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Sep 27 11:01:45 PDT 2011

On Tue, 27.09.11 18:21, Stefan G. Weichinger (lists at xunil.at) wrote:

> Am 27.09.2011 16:19, schrieb Lennart Poettering:
> > Also see this blog story I posted yesterday with a longer 
> > explanation:
> > 
> > http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/inetd.html
> > 
> > (Sorry if that loads very slowly only. The server is currently under
> >  pressure due to the PA 1.0 release)
> Thanks for that blog-entry. I read through it and tried to apply that to
> my amanda-related systemd-files. Unfortunately I didn't make any
> progress, I still get amanda failing after its so-called estimate-phase.
> I assume that things aren't so easy when I read the amanda-docs about
> how it uses ports ...
> Using it via the intermediate layer of starting xinetd.service is
> working fine so far, so I think I leave this to more experienced people ;-)

There's some borked software around which when it finds getppid() == 1
follows a different code path on init then otherwise, in the ill-fated
attempt to detect whether a daemon is started from the old inittab
instead of on an init script. You might want to check whether your
software is doing something like tht.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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