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Bug 4936 - not a bug perse....
Summary: not a bug perse....
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-06 04:59 UTC by ken
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 1999-10-27 20:07:35 UTC

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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.

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