Python daemon and popen2

Bob Swerdlow rswerdlow at
Fri Sep 3 21:12:04 CEST 2004

I've created a Python daemon that starts a bunch of BitTorrent downloader
process.  Everything is working fine when I start the daemon by hand (logged
on as root).  I can quit the session and see that the daemon is running and
the subprocesses are running, too.  However, when I configure the system to
automatically start the daemon on boot-up, the daemon runs, but the
processes are not created.

This is on Solaris 8 with Python 2.3.3.  The processes are started with
popen2.  I'm starting the processes with a script in /etc/rc3.d/S81btseeds.

Any suggestions?  Why should it care that it is running at start-up?

Bob Swerdlow
rswerdlow at

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