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Bug 4936

Summary: not a bug perse....
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: ken
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.0CC: ken, rvokal
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Last Closed: 1999-10-27 20:07:35 UTC Type: ---
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Description ken 1999-09-06 04:59:37 UTC
I have a suggestion for modifications to the scripts in
/etc/rc.d/init.d... Most scripts check to see if the binary
exists before continuing:

[ -f /path/to/binary ] || exit 0

I suggest changing the behavior to instead check to see if
the file is executable before continuing:

[ -x /path/to/binary ] || exit 0

this way if the file doesn't have the right permissions, or
if there are libraries missing that would keep the binary
from executing, the script will stop.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-27 20:07:59 UTC
We'll look at this for future releases.