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Bug 455346 - mail-mta/exim-4.80.1: pidfile in /var/run - should be in /run
Summary: mail-mta/exim-4.80.1: pidfile in /var/run - should be in /run
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Server (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Fabian Groffen
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-03 21:19 UTC by Marcel Pennewiß
Modified: 2013-10-08 18:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Marcel Pennewiß 2013-02-03 21:19:34 UTC
Exim put pid-file to /var/run by default and init-script tries to use this pid. Instead of /var/run /run should be used for pid-files. (my newly installed system has no /var/run ;))

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge exim
2. start/stop exim
Actual Results:  
 * Stopping exim ...
 * start-stop-daemon: fopen `/var/run/': No such file or directory

Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0, gcc-4.6.3, glibc-2.15-r3, 3.6.11-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.6.11-gentoo-x86_64-QEMU_Virtual_CPU_version_1.0-with-gentoo-2.1
Timestamp of tree: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 01:15:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.22
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p37
dev-lang/python:          2.7.3-r2, 3.2.3
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.27.1
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1-r1
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.11.6
sys-devel/binutils:       2.22-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.5.4, 4.6.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.6 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.15-r3
Repositories: gentoo fem-overlay
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="acl amd64 bash-completion berkdb bzip2 cli cracklib crypt cxx dri fortran gdbm gpm iconv ipv6 mmx modules mudflap multilib ncurses nls nptl openmp pam pcre readline session sse sse2 sse3 ssl tcpd threads unicode zlib" ABI_X86="64" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_2" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18 ruby19" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="fbdev glint intel mach64 mga nouveau nv r128 radeon savage sis tdfx trident vesa via vmware dummy v4l" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Comment 1 Marcel Pennewiß 2013-02-03 21:20:34 UTC
Possible fix: 
 * fix init-script
 * add "-oP /run/" to conf.d/exim
Comment 2 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2013-03-23 17:44:22 UTC
Shouldn't you have a /var/run -> /run symlink on your system?

/me confused
Comment 3 Alexander Tsoy 2013-05-21 17:22:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Exim put pid-file to /var/run by default and init-script tries to use this
> pid. Instead of /var/run /run should be used for pid-files. (my newly
> installed system has no /var/run ;))

I also had such a problem with my own catalyst builds. But it was rather long ago and since then this problem was fixed somewhere. Currently all official stage3 builds have /var/run -> /run symlink.

(In reply to comment #2)
> Shouldn't you have a /var/run -> /run symlink on your system?

Of course this symlink should be present on the system. But AFAIK /run will be a part of FHS 3.0 and a lot of ebuilds use it already. So why not migrate? :)
Comment 4 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2013-07-22 19:02:36 UTC
this is in 4.80.1-r1
Comment 5 Marcel Pennewiß 2013-10-05 08:57:51 UTC
Init-Script already uses /var/run instead of run.

backup2 / # /etc/init.d/exim restart
 * Stopping exim ...
 * start-stop-daemon: fopen `/var/run/': No such file or directory                                                                                                 [ ok ]
 * Starting exim ... 

backup2 run # ls -l /run/ 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mail 6  5. Okt 10:54 /run/
Comment 6 Fabian Groffen gentoo-dev 2013-10-08 18:16:21 UTC
Ah, fixed init.d script now too.  In 4.80.1-r3 and 4.82