Devuan bug report logs - #499
Smokeping service unable to stop/restart

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Package: smokeping; Maintainer for smokeping is (unknown);

Reported by: ShadowM00n <>

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: debian

Found in version 2.7.3-2

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From: Mark Hindley <>
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Subject: Re: bug#499: Smokeping service unable to stop/restart
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On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 12:46:15PM -0500, ShadowM00n wrote:
> Package: smokeping
> Version: 2.7.3-2
> First-time submitter, so please excuse and correct me on any procedural 
> errors on my part.

Thanks for taking the time to report this.

> Basically, the current version of smokeping's init service quietly fails 
> to stop smokeping, and then subsequently fails to restart it because the 
> process is still running.
> My understanding is that between ASCII and Beowulf the service was 
> altered in an attempt to improve security. In ASCII, it checked only 
> that a process with a saved PID existed; in Beowulf it also tries to 
> compare the invocation string to the program string in the process list. 

Your analysis seems resonable.

In Devuan this package is used directly from Debian without recompilation. In
general for packages in that category, the bug reports should go to Debian's BTS
to be fixed there as the bug will also be present in Debian.

Please could you report to Once you have we can add the
forwarded bug number/URL here.



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