when I issue an '/etc/init.d/asterisk start' or 'service asterisk start' command, nothing happens, except for the single process 'astcanary /var/run/asterisk/alt.asterisk.canary.tweet.tweet.tweet 21756' briefly visible in the 'ps ax' output.
I checked /var/log/messages, syslog, daemon.log, asterisk/messages - there is nothing whatsoever.
I can run asterisk normally, and if I issue part of
I am using Asterisk 126.96.36.199 and a MySQL database connected via ODBC to store CDRs. When my MySQL database isn't available when Asterisk starts or has an outage while Asterisk is running, I would expect Asterisk to retry to connect to the database, but this doesn't happen!