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unbound doesn't remove pidfile

Robert Edmonds
Wed Mar 7 13:24:22 CET 2018

Shawn Zhou via Unbound-users wrote:
> I am running unbound 1.5.8 on ubuntu xenial. unbound doesn't run remove the pid file after it's stopped.

I believe the unbound packaging on Ubuntu xenial is old enough that it
still uses the sysv generator to create the service unit. You will
probably want to add this fix to your unbound init script, which I don't
think was ever backported to xenial (it was originally added in 1.5.9-1):

Robert Edmonds
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