5.2-BETA and related ports issues

Richard Coleman richardcoleman at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 30 07:54:16 PST 2003

Andreas Klemm wrote:

> 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 !
> 	do
> 		if [ -x $i ]; then
> 			/bin/sh $i start
> 		fi
> 	done
> So this would be sufficient to start slapd before slurpd:
> 	/usr/local/etc/rc.d/001.slapd.sh
> 	/usr/local/etc/rc.d/002.slurpd.sh
> or alternatively
> 	/usr/local/etc/rc.d/openldap-01-slapd.sh
> 	/usr/local/etc/rc.d/openldap-02-slurpd.sh
> We already have things like:
> 	000.mysql-client.sh
> 	000.pkgtools.sh
> 	000.wine.sh
> 	010.pgsql.sh
> 	Andreas ///

That works fine if you are only concerned about startup ordering for 
things in /usr/local/etc/rc.d.  Although it would be better if we could 
use rcorder style dependency ordering here as well.

But it doesn't help if you need a port to start earlier than something 
in the base.  This could happen if you've replaced sendmail with 
postfix, and use maps from a remote database (openldap, postgresql, 
etc).  I'm sure there are other examples as well (nss_ldap, etc).

Richard Coleman
richardcoleman at mindspring.com

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