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Not running a script

Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:50 am


I have two python scripts.
1) reads the data from SQLite database
2) writes to database using a threading module and queue

I have put these in the rc.local and are executing fine on reboot. But, if I unplug the power suddenly and re-plug it, only reading script is executing. Is it because of the thread and queue (both are not terminating properly due to power off) that i'm using?

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Re: Not running a script

Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:44 pm

I try to avoid using rc.local for boot scripts. Once upon a time I used them exclusively, then I learned cron and life was better.
Try moving your scripts to /home/pi and adding the following line to crontab (type "crontab -e" to get to the editor and see my sources below for a more in depth tutorial).

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@reboot  python /home/pi/ &
@reboot  python /home/pi/ &
sources: ... em-reboot/ ... sing-cron/

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Re: Not running a script

Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:00 am

Better than crontab -e is /etc/cron.d/somefilenamehere create a unique file in that directory for each thing you want cron to launch.
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Re: Not running a script

Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Try changing the startup command (regardless of whether it's in rc.local, crontab, etc) to something like this:

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/path/to/ >/tmp/writer.log 2>&1 &
This should capture any output and error messages in /tmp/writer.log.
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