rc.d scripts and REQUIRE part

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 20 14:02:14 UTC 2009

On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:38:58 +0100
Xavier Beaudouin <kiwi at oav.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to understand how to customize rc.d scripts to get the
> right startup sequence for all daemons.
> Seems we have (my case havp, but it is also the same problem for
> example monit) :
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/havp :
> # PROVIDE: havp
> # REQUIRE: DAEMON cleanvar
> But in my configuration, I need ... clamd to be started before havp. 
> I have no garantee that clamd is started before havp.
> Is there any hint (I had a look in handbook, but didn't find yet) a
> way to add some REQUIRE stuff for a rc script inside, for
> example /etc/rc.conf ?

I would suggest that you don't modify any scripts because you will
have to maintain them. I'd create some dummy scripts in /usr/local/etc
to provide the ordering e.g.

# REQUIRE: clamd
# BEFORE: havp

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