jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Mar 20 15:15:14 UTC 2006
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >> At Sun, 19 Mar 2006 it looks like Jerry McAllister composed:
> >>> One doesn't start anything from the rc.conf file - at least properly.
> >>> Those things get started from /usr/local/etc/rc.d.
> >>> What goes in /etc/rc.conf are environmental variable settings that
> >>> those rc.d scripts look at to determine what to do.
> >> I was under the impression that when one 'restarts' that the
> >> service will "re-read" /etc/rc.conf
> > I am not sure just at what point the rc.conf is read or re-read.
> > Try putting something in the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/xxxx.sh script to
> > check for a specific environmental variable that you make up and put
> > in /etc/rc.conf and then running the xxxx.sh script manually to see
> > what it knows about - even just put a printenv in the script.
> > ////jerry
> From the source it's clear that rc.conf is read when the individual rc
> script executes a load_rc_config $name (or equivalent).
Sounds likely. I didn't actually check where it reads it.
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