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Bug 726952

Summary: net-analyzer/munin-2.0.56 - munin-node fails to start on boot - start-stop-daemon: did not create a valid pid in `/run/'
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Account Removed <34b0b73c6290cb353fc5ba2574033bd799e635d3>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Sysadmin Bugs <sysadmin>
Severity: normal CC: 34b0b73c6290cb353fc5ba2574033bd799e635d3, graaff
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Account Removed 2020-06-03 15:45:32 UTC
System completely up-to-date as of 2020-06-02

ebuild net-analyzer/munin-2.0.56

munin-node fails to start on boot:


Jun  3 17:29:57 <hostname> /etc/init.d/munin-node[3530]: start-stop-daemon: did not create a valid pid in `/run/'
Jun  3 17:29:57 <hostname> /etc/init.d/munin-node[3509]: ERROR: munin-node failed to start

No process "*munin*" there after boot.

Have to start munin-node after boot manually with

/etc/init.d/munin-node start

only after that munin-node is in status running:

/etc/init.d/munin-node status
 * status: started
Comment 1 Account Removed 2020-06-03 15:46:41 UTC
Init-System is OpenRC
Comment 2 Account Removed 2020-06-03 15:49:41 UTC
After manually starting, things look ok:

cat /run/

pgrep munin-node

So there is a problem with the pid file only on boot.
Comment 3 Account Removed 2020-06-14 14:57:47 UTC
The following modification of /etc/init.d/munin-node fixes the bug for me:

diff backup/munin-node ./munin-node 
<       before cron
>       need net

Without this patch, munin-node was tried to start right after syslog-ng as the second daemon according to /var/log/messages (when the network links where not up yet), which was apparently too early for some reason.
Comment 4 Account Removed 2020-06-14 15:17:20 UTC
BTW what is the reason for the "before cron" dependency? A comment should explain it.

I am not quite sure, if there is a use case when munin-node should run on a node without network (or at least without an init script resource that provides "net").
Maybe, also "net" is not really needed by munin-node, but something other, I don't know, it just fixes the bug for me, to depend on net.
Comment 5 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2023-07-23 05:56:48 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 1f9821904b8f12c035cfc02a1cce689b81228300
Author:     Hans de Graaff <>
AuthorDate: 2023-07-22 08:11:33 +0000
Commit:     Hans de Graaff <>
CommitDate: 2023-07-23 05:51:01 +0000

    net-analyzer/munin: depend on hostname and net in init file
    Signed-off-by: Hans de Graaff <>

 net-analyzer/munin/files/munin-node_init.d_2.0.73 |  27 ++
 net-analyzer/munin/munin-2.0.73-r3.ebuild         | 417 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 444 insertions(+)