[Twisted-Python] new function for t.i.main
glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Tue Aug 7 18:14:34 EDT 2001
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> daemonize() is cool, useful and should really be refactored out
> of twistd
> I really see no harm in providing more functionality in t.i.main
> Flamewars re: correct debian packaging will be left for later.
Daemonize's functionality is probably useful, however, there are a few
things it doesn't take into account. Insofar as it's useful, most of
twistd should probably be incorporated into it; any less is offering
After all, this is about as platform specific as you get. If we have
daemonize, then we probably want to have a similiar function for starting
a Windows Service. Moreover, it would be good if we could detect which
platform we're on, then do the appropriate thing for creating a daemon on
This implies logging. "daemonize" won't work if you're still writing to
standard output after you call it.
So I'd say daemonize should at least take a logfile, and a function +
varargs, and never return.
> Here's a quick thought about Debian packaging:
> add a script to ./bin "debianize".
> This script will take a .tap file and create a package named the same
> as the .tap file which relevant /etc/init.d/package and
> Perhaps even add it as a generic argument to mktap, so
> mktap --debian web --static /var/www
> will create the debian package.
> One caveat: version numbers.
This sounds cool, with one minor caveat.
I don't want to give windows users the impression that they're totally
unsupported, especially any more than they already are.
We should make plans to have similiar windows-ize scripts, and even if we
don't have them, make it clear that we're not trying to make a
debian-specific server infrastructure.
Also, wouldn't this "debian" functionality be very similiar for redhat,
mandrake, etc? Even solaris and MacOS X? "unixize" might be a better
name for it.
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