on start-up the /etc/init.d/ptal-init script (link to /usr/local/sbin/ptal-init part of hpoj / hpijs)
which used to work has stopped working properly as the init.d handler claims
that there is a syntax error in the file.
on manual use the script works fine.. and had since Nov 2002 when it was first installed.
something in the runlevel handler has changed so it now chokes on this script.
Can any one help me resolve this?
recent changes include updates to the most recent linux-2.4.21_rc1-gss-r1
and the most recent baselayout under ~x86
I suspect the baselayout. what changed that might have caused this?
I cannot think that it was ever run by the init stuff, as it have since
yonders looked for '#!/sbin/runscript' else it wont run it. I did inbetween
update some of the error messages and handling (if running 1.8.6.*), so maybe
only noticing it now ...
Anyhow, the init system is not designed to run a straight perl script. Either
put it in /etc/conf.d/local.start, or create a wrapper script for it.