[Box Backup-dev] Re: [Box Backup-commit] COMMIT r2191 - box/trunk/contrib/debian

James O'Gorman boxbackup-dev at fluffy.co.uk
Mon Jun 16 17:50:21 BST 2008

Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi James,
> On Sun, 15 Jun 2008, James O'Gorman wrote:
>>> If users choose a different directory for running state than the 
>>> recommended one, or change the PidFile in bbackupd.conf, then they 
>>> will have to hack their initscripts to match.
>> Well, I wrote the FreeBSD script so... :-) If you think it'll be 
>> deviating from other distributions' scripts though, let me know and I'll 
>> change it.
> Not sure exactly what you mean here. Does your freebsd initscript expect 
> the bbackupd.pid file in /var/run or similar?


> If so, then I reckon it might be wrong (or at least inconsistent with
> bbackupd-config).

I suspect that happened because I configured bbackupd first and then 
created the port. I'll fix that when I update the port for 0.11.

> I think /var/run is the "most common" (not to say official) place for PID 
> files, and therefore technically or arguably "right", but I think we have 
> to accept that almost all current users will have their bbackupd.pid in 
> their running state directory, and I don't want to break compatibility 
> without a vote of confidence.

That's fair.


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