From: John Talbut (john_at_dpets.demon.co.uk)
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 10:00:34 +0000 To: email@example.com
Tim Ruehsen wrote:
>>I have an external programme that is calling for the function killproc.
>> This is apparently not available in Debian Sarge.
>>What is the policy? What is the story? What should be used instead?
> If you are using killproc for sending signals to processes by name (instead of
> by processid) give killall a try. It belongs to the packet 'psmisc'.
Yes, thanks. pkill also seems to be a possibility. And I would like to
know more. Debian does not seem to give any explanation as to why it
does not use killproc. Do they suggest an "official" alternative?
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