Startup at boot problem

Sam Lawrance lawrance at
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> 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
>>> # 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   
>> man
>> 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  
> started.
> 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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