/usr/local/etc/rc.conf & rcorder

Cyrille Lefevre clefevre-lists at 9online.fr
Mon May 31 06:54:49 PDT 2004

"Nagilum" <freebsd at nagilum.org> wrote:
> I strongly support Patricks original proposal, as for the replies, this
> would not interfere with your usual way of doing things, you could still
> keep your ports startup options in /etc/rc.conf it would make no
> difference.  But give (optionally) a better separation of base and
> ports. The settings may or may not be exported throught /usr/local/ to
> other hosts, the decision would be up to the admin as changes to rc.conf
> are (nearly) always made manually.
> However while we're at it I also would like to propose the use of
> rcorder for /usr/local/etc/rc.d/. There are certain ports that use
> number prefixes to try to ensure proper startup order (e.g. mysql-client
> or pkgtools, see the discussion prio the introduction of rcorder for why
> this is suboptimal) however as we already have a working solution for
> this problem it is only matter of using it, the required change would be
> minimal:
> bash-2.05b# diff -Naur bash-2.05b# diff -Naur \
> /usr/src/etc/rc.d/localdaemons /etc/rc.d/localdaemons
> --- /usr/src/etc/rc.d/localdaemons      Mon May  5 17:38:41 2003
> +++ localdaemons Sat Nov  1 17:11:57 2003
> @@ -29,7 +29,7 @@
> fi
> for dir in ${local_startup}; do
> if [ -d "${dir}" ]; then
> - for script in ${dir}/*.sh; do
> + for script in `rcorder ${dir}/*.sh 2>/dev/null`; do
> slist="${slist}${script_name_sep}${script}"
> done
> fi
> (Replace localdaemons with localpkg for newer system.)
> There are certain ports (such as bacula) that would definatly profit
> from this (e.g. all ports that require mysql/pgsql to be running, while
> beeing started)

there is still a problem, that is, mixing /etc/rc.d and /usr/local/etc/rc.d
startup scripts whenever it is needed.

for example, I use mimedefang, and instead of moving
to /etc/rc.d, I restart sendmail after mimedefang has been started using a
home made script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d.

however, since not all local startup script have not been converted to rc.subr,
it is not yet possible to do something like rcorder /etc/rc.d
from /etc/rc, but should be the target to be reached, IMHO.

Cyrille Lefevre.
home: mailto:cyrille.lefevre at laposte.net

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