I am running asterisk 1.2 on CentOS 4.5.
I am (or was actually) unable to get into the asterisk console. I was also getting some errors on my web inteface (amportal I think?) that “/opt/var/run/asterisk.ctl does not exist.” And when I run asterisk -r I get an error. I confirmed that the /opt/var/run/asterisk.ctl indeed does not exist. I can still make all calls fine.
If I manually start asterisk using safe_asterisk, the file is there, and the console works. But when using the “service start asterisk” command, or when the server first boots up, the .ctl file is not there.
I removed this line from the “start” section of /etc/rc.d/init.d/asterisk:
[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && rm -f /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl
And now everything works fine. Why was the startup file removing the asterisk.ctl? I suspect something else is going on. Here are the last 6 lines of the “start” section of the init file:
daemon $DAEMON $ASTARGS
[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && touch /var/lock/subsys/asterisk
#[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && rm -f /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl - I commented this line out
It looks like its suppsed to remove the asterisk.ctl file when everything starts up successfully? How would that work?