[mrtg] Re: pid problem

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Mon May 27 17:52:13 MEST 2002

Lawrence W. Smith wrote:

> results in
> {166}$ ./mrtgstart                   
> 2002-05-27 16:14:13 -- ERROR: Creating templock /var/run/mrtg.pid_1179: Permission denied at ./mrtg line 1271.

Can't help with that, sorry.

> 1) I'd like the pid in /var/run but the mrtg seems to lack permissions to /var/run
> regardless of how open I make /var/run!

That probably isn't mrtg doing it wrong.  Ask a BSD group.

> 2) Why insist on adding _xxxx to mrtg.pid other daemons remain clean and tidy using a single .pid
> file named daemon.pid etc...?

How many MRTG instances will you be running?  How should they all write
to the same file?

> 5) Have I missed something blindingly obvious?

Don't know if BSD knows about "chattr -i"?

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