nginx init script should support the 'status' action

Bug #251985 reported by Andres Rodriguez on 2008-07-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nginx (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nginx

nginx needs to have 'status' action on init script

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Changed in nginx:
assignee: nobody → andreserl
status: New → In Progress
Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Attaching debdiff.

Changed in nginx:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nginx - 0.6.31-2ubuntu2

nginx (0.6.31-2ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * debian/control: Add Depend on lsb >= 3.2-14, which has the
    status_of_proc() function.
  * debian/init.d:
    - Add sourcing to '. /lib/lsb/init-functions'
    - Add the 'status' action (LP: #251985).

 -- Andres Rodriguez <email address hidden> Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:48:49 -0500

Changed in nginx:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in nginx (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Incomplete

Calling the status action returns 4 (program or service is unknown) when the service is stopped.

This needs to return 3 (program is not running) to be LSB compatible in order to
function properly as a LSB Resource Agent in HA (heartbeat).


Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

First of all, "status" is not supported anymore in Karmic!
0.6.31-2ubuntu2 (which introduced this fix) is not mentioned in the current (0.7.59-1) changelog either, this looks like it got accidentally lost.

Then, about the patch from Michael, regarding the exit status on "status", it looks like a hack, to drop the "-p" (pidfile) param to status_of_proc (which likely has other side effects).

Andres, will you look into getting this fixed?

Changed in nginx (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Hello Daniel,

Sure thing. I'll look into getting this fixed.

Changed in nginx (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Dear Daniel,

I'm attaching the debdiff for karmic, which is re adding the status action, and other changes to close bugs LP: #308695 and LP: #346010. Once this hit to karmic, I'll be requesting and SRU to fix the status action on Jaunty.

Would you please sponsor this upload? Thank you.


Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

After doing some further testing and comparisons, dropping the "-p" (pidfile) param to status_of_proc() in karmic is not needed since it actually returns 3 (program is not running), when the service is stopped.

This seems to be a problem with Jaunty, because in jaunty it returns 4 (program or service is unknown) instead of 3 (program is not running). I've also seen this behaviour in other scripts, such as /etc/init.d/ssh and /etc/init.d/lighttpd.

Now, I'm guessing this could be a bug in LSB. I'll consult this issue with Dustin Kirkland to find the adequate solution for Jaunty. Meanwhile, please sponsor this upload.


Yes, that was the problem I was having in Jaunty, returning 4 instead of 3.
This makes heartbeat fail the monitor action.

I did have look at /lib/lsb/init-functions, but wasn't sure of the implications it would have
for other programs, so I referred to how status_of_proc was used (without the -p pidfile param)
 in atd and acpid under /etc/init.d/ and applied it to nginx.

Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

Hello Michael,

This problem is not actually with the nginx init script (or with the scripts of other packages). This is actually a problem of the /lib/lsb/init-functions script.

The problem here seems to be that in the latest update of lsb for Jaunty and Hardy ( 4.0-0), which is the same version in karmic, looks like that the init-functions script was not updated accordingly.

Something I've done to verify this, is that I've replaced the "init-functions" script (/lib/lsb/init-functions) in Jaunty, with the one provided in the Karmic package. By doing so, all init scripts returned 3 instead of 4. You could try this as well to verify the same thing. I'll be reporting a bug against to fix this in Jaunty.

Thanks for your report, which has lead us to find this bug.


Changed in nginx (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
assignee: Andres E. Rodriguez Lazo (andreserl) → nobody

Hi Andres,

As you proposed, I tested Karmic's init-functions script by replacing it with Jaunty's, and this does indeed seem to fix the status problem I was encountering. Thanks for looking into this.

I'll be looking forward for a fix in Jaunty soon.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nginx - 0.7.59-1ubuntu1

nginx (0.7.59-1ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * Readd status action to init script: (LP: #251985)
    - debian/init.d:
      + Add sourcing to '. /lib/lsb/init-functions'
      + Add 'status' action.
    - debian/control: Add Depend on lsb >= 3.2-14, which has the
      statuc_of_proc() function.
  * Added a UFW profile set: (LP: #308695)
    - debian/nginx.ufw.profile: Added.
    - debian/control: nginx: Suggests ufw.
    - debian/dirs: Added 'etc/ufw/applications.d'
    - debian/rules: Added install rule for the nginx UFW profile.
  * Added support for gzip_static module: (LP: #346010)
    - debian/rules: Added '--with-http_gzip_static_module' to configure.
  * debian/control: Update Maintainer field to match Ubuntu Developers.

 -- Andres Rodriguez <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:28:00 -0500

Changed in nginx (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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