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  • Latest Post - ‏2011-08-18T14:39:30Z by willschm
C7XS_vishwanatha_krishnamurthy
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Pinned topic Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

‏2011-08-01T09:49:13Z |
Hi,
Any idea why xinetd throws an error when I tried to run xientd as /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd start
the error for 'start' is startproc command not found.
the error for 'status' is checkproc command not found.
I did make sure that procps rpm is installed.
I am seeing this error with RHEL6 on Power.
Any sort of suggestions/sharing similar experience would be helpful.

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Regards,
Vishwa
Updated on 2011-08-18T14:39:30Z at 2011-08-18T14:39:30Z by willschm
  • Jay_Vosburgh
    Jay_Vosburgh
    2 Posts

    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-01T21:04:14Z  
     If memory serves, startproc and checkproc exist on SuSE distros (SLES, et al), and not on Red Hat (I looked at RHEL 6.0).  My first suspicion would be some kind of installation / configuration error on the system; how was the system set up?  Is this a fresh install?
  • C7XS_vishwanatha_krishnamurthy
    2 Posts

    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-03T07:13:12Z  
     If memory serves, startproc and checkproc exist on SuSE distros (SLES, et al), and not on Red Hat (I looked at RHEL 6.0).  My first suspicion would be some kind of installation / configuration error on the system; how was the system set up?  Is this a fresh install?
    Yeah it was a fresh install of RHEL 6.0 on one of the partitions. the service status all gives 'checkproc' not found in front of xinetd.
  • jscheel
    jscheel
    67 Posts

    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-04T15:27:05Z  
    Yeah it was a fresh install of RHEL 6.0 on one of the partitions. the service status all gives 'checkproc' not found in front of xinetd.
     A couple questions about your installation method: was it a textmode installation, a VNC based installation, an Installation Toolkit installation or something else?
    Updated on 2011-08-04T15:27:05Z at 2011-08-04T15:27:05Z by jscheel
  • Jay_Vosburgh
    Jay_Vosburgh
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    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-04T15:50:31Z  
    Yeah it was a fresh install of RHEL 6.0 on one of the partitions. the service status all gives 'checkproc' not found in front of xinetd.
     I had a look at the RHEL 6 and  6.1 xinetd rc script, and it does not use startproc or checkproc.  Can you do
     
    grep startproc /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
     
    if that returns matches, you're not using the RHEL 6 xinetd script, and there is some kind of installation error.
  • krishvish
    krishvish
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    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-16T09:29:10Z  
     I had a look at the RHEL 6 and  6.1 xinetd rc script, and it does not use startproc or checkproc.  Can you do
     
    grep startproc /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
     
    if that returns matches, you're not using the RHEL 6 xinetd script, and there is some kind of installation error.
     yes startproc exists. including checkproc and killproc.
     
    (changed the display, the one who posted) 
    Updated on 2011-08-16T09:29:10Z at 2011-08-16T09:29:10Z by krishvish
  • willschm
    willschm
    49 Posts

    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-17T19:11:32Z  
    • krishvish
    • ‏2011-08-16T09:27:38Z
     yes startproc exists. including checkproc and killproc.
     
    (changed the display, the one who posted) 
     Sounds like your xinetd is not the same as what we see in our RHEL6 installs.  What is the output from your system for the following:
    rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
    rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
    cat /etc/*release*

  • krishvish
    krishvish
    2 Posts

    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-18T09:47:26Z  
    • willschm
    • ‏2011-08-17T19:11:32Z
     Sounds like your xinetd is not the same as what we see in our RHEL6 installs.  What is the output from your system for the following:
    rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
    rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
    cat /etc/*release*

     05:50:14]# rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
    xinetd-2.1.8.8p3-93.ppc
     05:50:51]# rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
    initscripts-9.03.17-1.el6.ppc64
     05:51:06]# cat /etc/*release*
    cat: /etc/lsb-release.d: Is a directory
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 (Santiago)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 (Santiago)
    cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6server:ga:server

  • willschm
    willschm
    49 Posts

    Re: Issues while starting xinetd with RHEL6 on Power (I posted the same on PowerLinux forum today)

    ‏2011-08-18T14:39:30Z  
    • krishvish
    • ‏2011-08-18T09:47:26Z
     05:50:14]# rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
    xinetd-2.1.8.8p3-93.ppc
     05:50:51]# rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
    initscripts-9.03.17-1.el6.ppc64
     05:51:06]# cat /etc/*release*
    cat: /etc/lsb-release.d: Is a directory
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 (Santiago)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 (Santiago)
    cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6server:ga:server

    Thanks for replying with the info.
     
     >   05:50:14]# rpm -qf /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd
    > xinetd-2.1.8.8p3-93.ppc
     
     This xinetd package looks like the problem.   You should have a version of xinetd closer to
    "xinetd-2.3.14-29.el6.ppc64".    A websearch for the xinetd version you have indicated looks rather old.  (2.1.8.8p3 is a 2001 release of xinetd. The  -93.ppc sub-version looks like it may have come from suse 7.1).
     
    I recommend installing/upgrading the xinetd version from your rhel 6 media.   A review of admins who have authority to install packages may be in order; as would a review of what other non-rhel6 packages may have been installed on your system.
    "rpm -qa | grep -v el6"  should give you a list of non-rhel6 rpms that are installed.