Re: Service started via service(8) fails

From: Eugene Grosbein <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 16:56:12 +0700
27.05.2021 15:18, Ingeborg Hellemo wrote:

> FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE-p3
> What, if any, difference is there between using 'service <something> restart' 
> and /usr/local/etc/rc.d/<something> restart'?
> I have this mindboggling situation where using 'service tac_plus restart' 
> leads to a service that is running but not working properly, whereas 
> '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/tac_plus restart' gives me a working service.

The "service" command resets the environment  but direct script invocation inherits the environment.
Such problem often is a sign of wrong startup script or configuration of the service
that makes incorrect assumption about PATH and/or locale settings.
It may fail to find some commands because it does not set PATH to include /usr/local/... directories
or fail due to incorrect locale assumptions or even TZ (time zone) settings.
Received on Thu May 27 2021 - 09:56:12 UTC

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