5.2-BETA and related ports issues

Andreas Klemm andreas at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 30 00:50:17 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 03:41:33AM +0100, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 03:33:35PM +0100, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> >
> >>Andreas Klemm <andreas at freebsd.org> writes:
> >>
> >>>I can't recommend doing it this way, since some ports I know
> >>>are writing startup scripts to /etc/rc.d :-/
> >>
> >>That is very, very bad.  I wish we had some kind of ports QA team :(
> >
> >Well, er, a number of us do essentially nothing BUT ports QA.
> I'm sorry if I did something disturbing, and I'm surely interested in
> ports tree QA! I know that I violate the prefix, and did that on purpose,
> see my comment in net/opendldap2[012]-server/Makefile:
>  # currently the only way to participate in rcorder(8)
> I posted PR conf/56736:
> <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=conf/56736>
> but nobody seemed to care, and I had enough construction areas that I didn't
> wanted to start a discussion about that.
> The point is that we might want to have some port services to start early.
> That gives the possibility to move functionality from the base system to 
> ports, which I believe isn't bad. I can simply change the openldap ports so 
> that they
> are nice and quiet, but IMHO that does not really solve a problem. But 
> please
> correct me if my arguments are too simple-minded.

What about simply putting a number in front of the script,
I didn't check but am really certain that we start scripts
something like this:

	cd $LOCALBASE/etc/rc.d
	for i in *.sh		<--- here you get an alphabetically
					sort order !
		if [ -x $i ]; then
			/bin/sh $i start
So this would be sufficient to start slapd before slurpd:


or alternatively


We already have things like:


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