[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#505237: /etc/init.d/snmpd start reports error if already running

Ferenc Wagner wferi at niif.hu
Mon Nov 10 23:51:37 UTC 2008

Package: snmpd
Version: 5.2.3-7etch4
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 9.3.2


The start action shouldn't fail if the service is already running:

# invoke-rc.d snmpd start
Starting network management services:invoke-rc.d: initscript snmpd, action "start" failed.

This happens with TRAPDRUN=yes in /etc/default/snmpd.  I don't run
snmpd, but looks like that would result in the same error.

At first sight, adding --oknodo to the two start-stop-daemon invocations
(just like it's already done in the stop case) would fix this.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (600, 'stable'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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