I'm trying to understand start_daemon in the following /etc/init.d/nagios-nrpe-server startup script:
start) if [ "$INETD" = 1 ]; then exit 1 fi log_daemon_msg "Starting $DESC" "$NAME" start_daemon -p $PIDDIR/nrpe.pid $NICENESS $DAEMON -c $CONFIG -d $DAEMON_OPTS log_end_msg $? ;;
In particular, when I start this service it isn't writing a PID file as expected, thus the
stop service nagios-nrpe-server command is not working (I need to manually kill the processes).
I'm trying to figure out how to trouble shoot the problem, but I can't run
start_daemon ... from the command line.
I want to reproduce what the script is doing manually so I can work on what the problem is.