--- Andrew Haley <aph(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Nicolas Mailhot writes:
> On Lun 1 août 2005 06:22, John M. Gabriele wrote:
> > Hmm... Why didn't the rpm packager create at least a simple
> > readme saying how to stop and start this software?
> Because this is Red Hat administration 101 and all the system daemons are
> managed this way (mtas, httpd servers, etc). In fact it's not even Red Hat
> specific because this kind of initialisation script is standardised at the
> LSB level.
This way to start daemons comes from UNIX System V, AFAIK. That makes
in January 1983, a mere 22 years ago. Unless it was actually part of
SVR4, in which case it was 1988, a mere 17 years ago.
Thanks for the info. I'd never seen the "service" command per se,
but I have of course used the scripts in /etc/init.d to start and
stop system services. That said, I still think it should be mentioned
in a Fedora-specific (or, better yet, JPP-specific) readme because:
A. It's different from the way Tomcat is started on other major
platforms (like Debian) -- at least, when you install the binary
package right from Jakarta (haven't ever apt-get installed the
Debian Tomcat .deb).
B. It's different from the way described in the offical Tomcat
C. It's different from the way described right there in the
readme that comes with FC4.
As Nicolas suggested, it's probably best to submit a tiny
little file/patch to JPP, asking for a README.JPP.txt
with that little bit of content. As a side-effect, it would
also raise the visibility of the JPackage project.
Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page