This is just plain strange, so I figured I’'d best ask, before digging too much further myself.
I installed Jive Messenger 2.1.3 from the RPM package on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES server, configured and tested it with no problems. I ran the redhat-postinstall script, which did everything it advertised it would do (jive user, script in /etc/init.d, symbolic link in the appropriate rc#.d folder).
Now… I can start up Jive Messenger by running “/etc/init.d/jive-messengerd start” as root once the server’‘s up and running. But… for whatever reason, it won’‘t start up at server startup. The service lists as starting OK when I’'m watching the startup, and shows as a successful startup when I look in the system logs, but no process is running by the time I log in and run a ps… any ideas?