Bug 2741 - Cant start daemon
Cant start daemon
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core
x86 Windows XP
: P3 normal
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Assigned To: Wayne Davison
Rsync QA Contact
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Reported: 2005-05-25 20:59 UTC by Howard Verne
Modified: 2005-05-26 14:08 UTC (History)
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Description Howard Verne 2005-05-25 20:59:58 UTC
I want to starup rsync as a daemon. 
I tried "rsync --daemon", no error message but "ps" could not find it.
Here is what I do know.
1. /etc/xinetd.d/rsync does exist (I changed disble to = no)
2. /us/bin/rsync (executable) exists.
3. there is no entry in /etc/rc.d/init.d for rsync(d)
4. rsync(d).conf does not exist.
5. using latest redhat version of rsync (2.6.3)
6. kernel 2.6.11-1.14_FC3
Interestingly enough, I have rsync working fine on my windows machines, using 
cygwin. I am having troubles with Fedora!

Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2005-05-25 23:41:37 UTC
Read the error message(s) in the log file (syslog or whatever you've configured)
-- that will tell you what you've done wrong.
Comment 2 Howard Verne 2005-05-26 14:08:42 UTC
Yes, I checked the log and i added rsyncd.conf to /etc.  I was then able to 
maually start rsync as a daemon.

Maybe i am spoiled but usually RPM installs set up configuration files and 
daemon init files. 
I had to manually add a script to /etc/init.d and link it in using chkconfig