(Ab)using rcng's features to keep rc.d-style services running should they fail.

Xin LI delphij at delphij.net
Tue Oct 6 22:44:52 UTC 2009

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Wesley Shields wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 12:30:55PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
>> Alex Trull wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I realised that because portupgrade/portmaster don't always 
>>> cleanly restart processes that have died due to being 
>>> upgraded (mysqld, often!) that this was something I wanted 
>>> to fix.
>> I can't speak to portupgrade, however for portmaster there is no such
>> facility whatsoever. The admin is expected to disable things prior to
>> an upgrade and re-enable them when the upgrade is done. I don't feel
>> that this is an overwhelming burden. :)
> There is the @stopdaemon directive in plists (which gets translated into
> @unexec to forcestop the script). Some ports use it and some do not.
> Personally I think ports doing this automatically are quite annoying,
> and would love to rip them all out from the ports. Something like
> portmaster growing support for it would be welcome provided it does not
> happen by default.


I think this feature should be user-controllable (or, the 'make install'
should be 'restart'ing the rc.d script at very least).

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