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

jhell jhell at DataIX.net
Sun Sep 12 14:46:22 UTC 2010

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On 09/12/2010 09:02, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 12/09/2010 07:46:02, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
>> And you can't really know if it's a new install or an upgrade.
> An app like portmaster or portupgrade would be able to know that.  It's
> an oddity of the ports/pkg system that because 'upgrade' is implemented
> as 'delete' followed by 'install' that there is difficulty in making
> that distinction.
> In fact, portupgrade has a nifty feature you can enable which causes it
> to run '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/foo start' for any rc scripts installed by a
> port it is working on.  Which is almost, but not quite, exactly what is
> wanted; it should issue 'restart' for services already running, or
> 'start' for services stopped during the upgrade process.

If someone really wants to go for automation lets not leave it on the
backs of every user that is involved with ports that offer network
services but learn how to properly script out periodic(8) runs or a
cron(8) job to check for the existence of that process.

Line wrapage:
*/5 * * * * /usr/local/etc/rc.d/rcscript status \
		||/usr/local/etc/rc.d/rcscript start

Or write your own periodic script that makes use of _enable etc... and
put it in /usr/local/etc/periodic somewhere.

People may also be interested in this, that I use for personal cron jobs
that I need to schedule minutely hourly daily and such.

Perfectly fine that tools like portmaster or portupgrade offer these
things but lets not forget that its also really easy to figure out what
services are going to be stopped before you start a upgrade and then
restart them after using service(8) for example.

Maybe it would not be such a bad idea to start a framework for a set of
periodic checks that the user can configure simple by

# 5 Minute Service checks
minutely_check_enable="YES"	# Allow disabling all 5 minute checks.
minutely_check_rcscript_enable="YES" # Enable check for this rcscript.

# Hourly checks				#
hourly_check_enable="YES"		# See above
hourly_check_rcscript2_enable="YES" 	#

The rc.subr system should be able to handle this or service(8) by
calling status and taking appropriate action for each script within an
hourly_check_*_enable variable.

Just some thoughts to be expanded,


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