[Buildroot] start-stop-daemon failing due to option -q

William Tambe tambewilliam at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 13:16:00 UTC 2020

I am seeing the following failure when start-stop-daemon is used
during services starting; the failure goes away when I remove from
start-stop-daemon the use of the option -q in the service scripts
under /etc/init.d/ .
Is this a known issue ?

Starting syslogd: start-stop-daemon: option requires an argument -- 'x'
BusyBox v1.31.1 (2020-05-25 11:34:54 CDT) multi-call binary.

Usage: start-stop-daemon [OPTIONS] [-S|-K] ... [-- ARGS...]

Search for matching processes, and then
-K: stop all matching processes
-S: start a process unless a matching process is found

Process matching:
        -u USERNAME|UID Match only this user's processes
        -n NAME         Match processes with NAME
                        in comm field in /proc/PID/stat
        -x EXECUTABLE   Match processes with this command
                        in /proc/PID/cmdline
        -p FILE         Match a process with PID from FILE
        All specified conditions must match
-S only:
        -x EXECUTABLE   Program to run
        -a NAME         Zeroth argument
        -b              Background
        -N N            Change nice level
        -c USER[:[GRP]] Change user/group
        -m              Write PID to pidfile specified by -p
-K only:
        -s SIG          Signal to send
        -t              Match only, exit with 0 if found
        -o              Exit with status 0 if nothing is done
        -v              Verbose
        -q              Quiet

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