start script problem (fedora ircd-hybrid rpm)

Jon Lusky lusky at
Tue Sep 2 17:59:04 EDT 2008

Where did you get the RPM?  You need to take it up with whoever packaged the
RPM for fc9--it wasn't us.  However, if they have patches that they'd like
to submit to improve compatibility with newer versions of Fedora, we'd be
happy to look at them.

-----Original Message-----
From: hybrid-bounces at
[mailto:hybrid-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ofer Inbar
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:53 PM
To: hybrid at
Subject: start script problem (fedora ircd-hybrid rpm)

I installed ircd-hybrid-7.2.3-5.fc9.i386 on a Fedora 9 host.
Went through the config file and set up everything as I want it,
for a single-server net for a local office.

When I try to start it using the supplied start script, it appears to
start but then the ircd is not running:

#service ircd start
Starting ircd: ircd: version hybrid-7.2.3
ircd: pid 31005
ircd: running in background mode from /usr/lib/ircd
                                                           [  OK  ]
#ps aux | grep irc
root     31008  0.0  0.0   4120   688 pts/1    S+   16:46   0:00 grep irc

However, I can start it by just running "ircd" from a non-root account:

ircd: version hybrid-7.2.3
ircd: pid 31091
ircd: running in background mode from /usr/lib/ircd
/etc/ircd$ps aux | grep ircd
cos      31091  0.2  1.0  15348 11156 ?        Ss   16:48   0:00 ircd
cos      31093  0.0  0.0   4120   688 pts/2    S+   16:48   0:00 grep ircd

I could hack up my own start script, but the one supplied with hybrid
looks find to me and I'm not sure why it doesn't work.  Has anyone
else here had a similar problem?  Is this a known problem with the RPM?
Is there a way to get ircd to log what problem is causing it to quit?
(I don't see anything relevant in /var/log/messages)
  -- Cos

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