rc functions don't allow processes to shutdown
sbruno at miralink.com
Fri Aug 31 09:47:30 PDT 2007
I noticed that if rc.conf has ntpd_enable="NO", an invocation of
/etc/rc.d/ntpd stop won't actually shut down ntpd. I checked a couple
of other processes(like net-snmp) and noted the same behavior.
I would have expected that rc would be able to invoke the stop routines
if a utility is disabled, but apparently the check for enabled/disabled
occurs much too early in the rc handling functions for the stop to fire
I could investigate further, as I am sure that it's a fairly easy fix to
allow the stop functions to be invoked regardless of the enable/disable
Does it make sense to anyone else that the rc functions should be able
to shutdown a process when it has been disabled in rc.conf?
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