conf/145816: BEFORE in rcorder not always honored

Paul Hoffman phoffman at
Sun Apr 18 22:00:15 UTC 2010

>Number:         145816
>Category:       conf
>Synopsis:       BEFORE in rcorder not always honored
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Apr 18 22:00:08 UTC 2010
>Originator:     Paul Hoffman
>Release:        8.0
FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Tue Jan  5 16:02:27 UTC 2010     root at  i386
I have sshd running from inetd, and I wanted inetd to launch before sendmail because sendmail sometimes hangs. Thus, I added the following to /etc/rc.d/inetd:
# BEFORE: sendmail
However, 'rcorder /etc/rc.d/* /usr/local/etc/rc.d/*' shows me that inetd is still running (way) after sendmail in this case.
If I change the line in inetd to
# BEFORE: sshd
then rcorder shows inetd before sshd, which was always before sendmail.

Thus, for some reason, asking for before sendmail doesn't work, but asking for before sshd does.
Edit /etc/rc.d/inetd as described above, and see the results in 'rcorder /etc/rc.d/* /usr/local/etc/rc.d/*'


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