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I am trying to write an init script for gitea in alpine. The first code I tried was

#!/sbin/openrc-run
command=/usr/bin/gitea

command_args="web"
pidfile=/var/run/git.pid
name="Gitea Daemon"

description="Gitea - Git with a cup of tea"

start() {
  ebegin "Starting Gitea"
  start-stop-daemon --start --exec /usr/bin/gitea \
    --pidfile /var/run/git.pid 
  eend $?
}

stop() {
  ebegin "Stopping Gitea"
  start-stop-daemon --stop --exec /usr/bin/gitea \
    --pidfile /var/run/git.pid
  eend $?
}

Gitea does not fork, so when running above code, the service is starting and running but stays in foreground. So I tried to add --background option to start-stop-daemon. Now it is forking but the service is shown as „crashed“ although it’s running. I can fix this by manually creating a git.pid file, otherwise the service is unusable (won’t start nor stop) until I remove /var/run/openrc/started/git manually.

When using the code above and calling it in background by

rc-service git start &

It will start gitea but rc-status shows the service as „starting“.

Additionally I did not accomplish to log the output. Maybe somebody can give me a hint on this. I tried to add a redirect to command_args but this did not work and a redirect of start-stop-daemon’s output is useless when run in background.

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