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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] nscd initscript fails to start Reply with quote

I have sys-libs/glibc-2.15-r2 installed (which evidently installed /etc/init.d/nscd) on an amd64 system. The nscd initscript fails with this error in /var/log/messages:
Code:
Oct 15 12:52:22 localhost /etc/init.d/nscd[16796]: start-stop-daemon: caught an interrupt
Oct 15 12:52:22 localhost /etc/init.d/nscd[16796]: start-stop-daemon: /usr/sbin/nscd died
Oct 15 12:52:22 localhost nscd: 16798 cannot stat() file `/var/db/passwd.db': No such file or directory
Oct 15 12:52:22 localhost nscd: 16798 cannot stat() file `/var/db/group.db': No such file or directory
Oct 15 12:52:22 localhost /etc/init.d/nscd[16784]: ERROR: nscd failed to start

Any debugging hints would be gratefully received.

[SOLVED] Both consolekit and nscd failed to start (see below) with errors from the start-stop-daemon of openrc . Yesterday I emerged openrc-0.11.5 and all is well with both. [/SOLVED]


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try to edit /etc/nscd.conf and comment all the passwd and group options, I don't think you are using them anyway
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trubicoid wrote:
try to edit /etc/nscd.conf and comment all the passwd and group options, I don't think you are using them anyway

I don't think I am, either. So I commented them out. Now I'm left with this in /var/log/messages:
Code:
Oct 27 12:11:47 localhost /etc/init.d/nscd[2799]: start-stop-daemon: caught an interrupt
Oct 27 12:11:47 localhost /etc/init.d/nscd[2799]: start-stop-daemon: /usr/sbin/nscd died
Oct 27 12:11:47 localhost /etc/init.d/nscd[2784]: ERROR: nscd failed to start

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, the warnings I had are gone. you have different problem.

have you tried to re-emerge glibc? my glibc version is 2.15-r3 on amd64

do you have exotic CFLAGS, etc?

have you tried revdep-rebuild?

what does nscd do, if you run directly from command-line? does it complain about some libraries?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trubicoid wrote:
have you tried to re-emerge glibc? my glibc version is 2.15-r3 on amd64
do you have exotic CFLAGS, etc?
have you tried revdep-rebuild?
what does nscd do, if you run directly from command-line? does it complain about some libraries?

I re-emerged glibc-2.15-r3 on my amd64 system but this didn't help.

In /etc/make.conf for my Intel quad-core system:
Code:
CFLAGS="-march=nocona -O2 -pipe"

I revdep-rebuild weekly when I emerge.

Code:
# /usr/sbin/nscd
/usr/sbin/nscd: already running

but rc-status shows nscd as stopped.

In fact, rc-status shows both nscd and consolekit as stopped even though /var/run has entries for both nscd and ConsoleKit.
In /var/log/rc.log:
Code:
* Starting ConsoleKit daemon ...
 * start-stop-daemon: did not create a valid pid in `/var/run/ConsoleKit/pid'
 [ !! ]
 * ERROR: consolekit failed to start
...
* Starting Name Service Cache Daemon ...
 * start-stop-daemon: caught an interrupt
 * start-stop-daemon: /usr/sbin/nscd died
 [ !! ]
 * ERROR: nscd failed to start

I have the stable version openrc-0.9.8.4 which provides start-stop-daemon.
Would emerging an unstable version be a solution to my consolekit and nscd problems?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cfgauss wrote:

Code:
# /usr/sbin/nscd
/usr/sbin/nscd: already running

but rc-status shows nscd as stopped.


and is it really ruining, or is there only a stale pid file in /var/run ?
Code:
ps aux | grep nscd


if it is not running, remove the pid file and try again
if it is running just kill it and try to run again

cfgauss wrote:

I have the stable version openrc-0.9.8.4 which provides start-stop-daemon.
Would emerging an unstable version be a solution to my consolekit and nscd problems?


my stable openrc is 0.11.5 now
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure NOT to have --background in the start-stop-daemon --start line.
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