[ports/net/isc-dhcp*] Don't stop DHCP related daemons

Greg Byshenk freebsd at byshenk.net
Sun Sep 12 08:25:38 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 09:46:02AM +0300, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Sep 2010 06:45:47 +0800 Denny Lin <dennylin93 at hs.ntnu.edu.tw> wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:35:43PM +0200, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> > > On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Ion-Mihai Tetcu <itetcu at freebsd.org> wrote:

> > > > This 'stop the service before we install' seems to be a new
> > > > fashion, usually unneeded/disruptive.
> > > > IMO this should only happen when it's really needed, and with
> > > > some big warning printed.
> > > >
> > > 
> > > And perhaps with a restart service attempt afterwards? (maybe
> > > interactive as in "do you want me to restart the service y/n?")
> > > Just my 0.02 euros.
> > 
> > How about knobs like WITH_STOP_SERVICE and WITH_START_SERVICE for
> > users who wish to avoid the y/n questions?
> We have a standard policy of not auto-starting anything.
> We really don't want a service to be stated automatically after install
> (think: I installed this today, I'll configure it how I need it
> tomorrow, then start the service).
> And you can't really know if it's a new install or an upgrade.

Is this really a problem?

It seems to me that the presence of 'dhcpd_enable="YES"' in /etc/rc.conf
(or whatever similar entry is used for a given service) should answer
the question of whether some service should be started after an upgrade.

I always restart any services after an upgrade. The reason being, if by
chance something does go wrong, I want to know about it at that time,
while the server is maintenance (when I can be reasonably sure of the
cause), not at some random time in the future (when someone will have
to troubleshoot the problem -- on a server that is supposed to be live).

greg byshenk  -  gbyshenk at byshenk.net  -  Leiden, NL

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