HEADS UP: change in ports rc.d script behaviour
John Merryweather Cooper
johnmary at adelphia.net
Sat Jul 24 14:11:02 PDT 2004
On Saturday, 24 July 2004 at 21:26:20 +0400, Alex Kapranoff wrote:
>Mike Makonnen wrote:
>> The rc.d/loclpkg script now "does the right thing" with respect
>> to ports rc.d scripts. The most disruptive change is that scripts
>> ending in *.sh are sourced in the same shell as rc.d/localpkg (as
>> opposed to a subshell) and may cause the script to end prematurely
>> if a script calls exit. Some broken scripts may not recognize the
>> 'fast' prefix to a command. The first problem can be fixed by simply
>> renaming the script so that it doesn't have a '.sh' ending. Another
>> temporary work-arround is to completely remove the 'PROVIDE' line
>> from the script. If you notice a broken ports rc.d script please
>> notify the maintainer. Legacy scripts should not be affected.
>> __FreeBSD_version bumped to 502124.
>>This update to the rc.d/localpkg attempts to normalize the behaviour
>>or ports rc.d scripts with that of the base system scripts. This may
>>break your ports scripts. Please report any breakage to the port's
>>maintainer so the script can be fixed.
>What's the point of this change? What benefits do we get?
>Sorry for ignorance. I can only see that from now on, if any of the
>startup scripts terminates abnormally, we'll get
>a half-started system which in some cases could be extremely hard to repair.
Well, while I respect the desire for cleanliness, architectural purity, etc., the reality is that rc.d/localpkg is already broken in -CURRENT for those of us who startup CUPS and similar ports. EVERY reboot is a manual reboot for me under the current system (i.e., I have to ^C out of the final startup--because it stalls--and then run
# /etc/rc.d/localpkg restart
from root to get everything running again. So any change in a direction that makes things work on -CURRENT would be greatly appreciated.
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