aura_exec don't return from running script in /etc/rc.d/

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Sun May 22 21:12:40 PDT 2005

On Mon, 23 May 2005 10:34:59 +0800
sam <samwun at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Chris Pressey wrote:
> > On Sun, 22 May 2005 22:16:24 +0800
> > sam <samwun at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I found that aura_exec in bsd_installer don't return from executing 
> >>"/etc/rc.d/ppp-user restart".
> >>I ended up use system
> >>popen("etc/rc.d/ppp-user restart > /tmp/ppp.out &", "r+") handle the
> >>task.
> >>
> >>Sam.
> > 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > There is no such function "aura_exec" in the installer codebase.
> > 
> Sorry, that is aura_popen.

OK.  aura_popen() is a nearly identical copy of the popen() function, so
I'm skeptical that there are any problems in it that aren't in popen().

What are the exact arguments you called these functions with?  I assume
the text you gave above isn't exact (since you're missing a slash in
front of "etc" in the second command line.)  If, for instance, the
underlying problem you are having is that the ppp-user script is hanging
for some reason, then of course the command line that has an ampersand
at the end will return, while the one that doesn't, won't, regardless of
whether you use popen() or aura_popen().


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