GroupWise agent fails to start.

  • 7006846
  • 15-Sep-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell GroupWise 8

Situation

After you installed any agent (MTA / POA / GWIA / WebAccess) you want to start it but:
 
1. rcgrpwise start <agent>  fails to load
2. ./<agent_binary> @../share/<agent_config_file> crashes with a seg fault error
 
Any other earlier installed agents starts fine.

Resolution

These failures are caused by a mistake made during manual editing gwha.conf file. You will need to review all agent statements prior newly installed and check for any typos errors. Error like one bellow:
 
[<gateway>.<domain>]

server=/opt/novell/groupwise/agents/bin/gwia

command/etc/init.d/grpwise

startup=/<domain>/wpgate/gwia/gwia.cfg

delay=2

wait=10
 
will cause problems due to missing the "=" character in the command line section. When you start any agent, the code parser goes over a content of the gwha.conf file and this typos error cause passing wrong values that later leads into a crash. 

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