Startup at boot problem
lawrance at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 24 23:04:05 UTC 2006
On 25/03/2006, at 2:17 AM, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Friday, March 24, 2006 20:17:23 +1100 Sam Lawrance
> <lawrance at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> On 24/03/2006, at 6:10 AM, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>>> I'm working on a new port that uses tcl scripting rather than
>>> compiled binaries. The startup script works fine except at boot.
>>> During the boot, I get this error message:
>>> "exec: tclsh8.4: not found"
>>> The script has the following in the "header" section:
>>> # PROVIDE: sensor_agent
>>> # REQUIRE: LOGIN tclsh8.4
>>> # BEFORE: LOGIN
>>> # KEYWORD: FreeBSD shutdown
>>> Is there some other word I can use in REQUIRE that will allow
>>> tclsh8.4 to be found?
>> I think you've misunderstood what REQUIRE is meant to do (it's
>> not for
>> specifying dependencies like a port does with *_DEPENDS). See the
>> page for rcorder.
> Hmm...I'm pretty sure I know what REQUIRE means. It means that you
> don't want your script to start until the REQUIREd items have been
> I solved the problem by using the full path in the script.
> Originally it had "exec tclsh8.4". I patched it to have "exec /usr/
> local/bin/tclsh8.4", and it starts fine on boot now. Obviously
> PATH didn't have /usr/local/bin in it at the time the script was
> being initiated.
I'm not sure you do understand what it means. Is there an rc with a
"PROVIDE: tclsh8.4" line to match your REQUIRE?
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