Argus 3.0 dies in daemon mode

Tomoyuki Sakurai cherry at
Wed Sep 3 19:31:56 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 05:05:46PM -0400, Carter Bullard wrote:
> Hey Michael,
> If you feel adventurous, comment out the two "freopen()" calls in  
> argus.c,
> recompile, and then see what kind of messages you get.  If you're not
> that adventurous, take out the GENERATE_PID directive in the argus.conf
> file.  You maybe getting a "Can't create PID directory/file" like  
> error message.

I also experienced the same problem before. When argus runs as non-root
user, it cannnot create pid file. Very likely if you run argus using
startup script like one provided by OS (I don't know much about CentOS).

Argus should log something like "cannot open file: $!"
Tomoyuki Sakurai

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