mysql rc script failure - correction: most installed rc scripts
not running manually
jonathan+freebsd-questions at hst.org.za
Thu Oct 2 07:15:02 UTC 2008
On Thursday 02 October 2008 01:59:18 Da Rock wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 12:53 +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 08:39:47PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> > >
> > > So are you saying I can't start a script manually without enabling it
> > > in rc.conf? I was not under that impression... I thought it could be
> > > started manually for testing before setting it for automatic startup-
> > > based on my reading in the handbook and man pages.
> > Yes, you can. Use forcestart/forcestop instead of start/stop when
> > running the rc script if you do not have it enabled in rc.conf. This is
> > documented in rc(8) (and is very easily overlooked if you don't know what
> > you are looking for.)
> Well thank you both for that piece of information, I had overlooked
> that. I did end up using it that way, but I was still unaware that it
> was mandatory.
The problem with forcestart is that it ignores any errors that may occur. The
better option for a manual start is onestart, which simply bypasses the test
for the option being enabled but still fails on any other error (missing
dependencies, startup problems etc).
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