patch to add a pid file to djabberd

Michael Scherer misc at
Wed Nov 8 19:32:55 UTC 2006

Le mardi 07 novembre 2006 à 23:10 +0000, Martin Atkins a écrit :
> Michael Scherer wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > While trying to write a initscript for djabberd, I have noticed there is
> > no easy way to get the pid file of the daemon, as it fork two times.
> > 
> > So I quickly hacked a patch that use File::Pid to do his job, against
> > current svn.
> > 
> djabberd already has support for writing out a pidfile in the form of a 
> "PidFile" configuration directive, but I suppose having it as a command 
> line option is useful too.
> I don't think the current PidFile implementation cleans up the file when 
> DJabberd quits, either; to be honest, I just hacked it in while trying 
> to create an init script. :)

In fact, as it create the PidFile before forking, this doesn't work as

So we could simply use a configuration file directive, and then create
the pid file after the daemonisation ( as in the proposed patch )  ?

Michael Scherer
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