[mrtg] Re: Illegal Seek

Roth, Gabrielle gabrielle.roth at xo.com
Mon Nov 20 17:39:44 MET 2000

Things to check when something runs from command line and not cron:
1.  Make sure you're using backticks (the ` that shares a key with ~) not
single quotes, assuming *nix system
2.  Use the absolute path to the script instead of a relative path.
3.  Check the script's permissions.


> For some reason my MRTG runs great if I run it manually, but gets the
> following error repeatedly when run as a cronjob.. anyone 
> have any ideas?
> WARNING: Could not get any data from external command 'pm3lines.pl
> public at'
> Maybe the external command did not even start. (Illegal seek)
> Jim Barstow
> Equipment Monitor Team
> Local Internet Services, Inc.
> PO Box 160
> Ludington, MI 49431
> (231)845-9797 ext 109

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