Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#8372 closed defect (invalid)

BUG : startupitem.pidfile is messy

Reported by: yves@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 1.2
Keywords: Cc:


the "cleanup" option is called "clean" in the code and produced this stop code :

sh /opt/local/etc/startup/

but no such file is created

good idea though

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comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by jberry@…

Yves: can you be more specific about what you're doing, what you expect, and what you get? Thx.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by yves@…

I write in the Portfile

startupitem.pidfile cleanup

I get

Error: ---> Unknown pidfile style cleanup presented to startupitem.pidfile

So I looked at portstartuitem.tcl and found that the code uses "clean" for the cleanup switch, so I replaced them with "cleanup". The process seemed to work, but looking at the wrapper I found :

Stop() {

sh /opt/local/etc/startup/ stop


But there was no destroot/opt/local/etc/startup/

I would also expect seeing since that is the name of the startup item (gnustep-base is the name of the port)

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by jberry@…

Could you please attach the Portfile you're working on? And is this on 10.4 with launchd startup items enabled?

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by jberry@…

Status: newassigned

Changed 15 years ago by yves@…

Attachment: Portfile added

gnustep-base Portfile

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by jberry@…

Resolution: invalid
Status: assignedclosed


The code that you see generated for Stop(), is being generated because this is the default for when you specify no stop startupitem.stop. If you supply start code, you should probably be supplying stop code as well, to stop the process.

The only time in which start/stop code is not needed is (a) if the defaults suffice (not very likely) or (b) if you use startupitem.executable to name the executable, and let the code completely handle starting/stopping the process.

If you have more questions or comments on this, I'd be happy to take them on-list.

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