4.10 startup sequencing

JohnsoBS at vicksburg.navy.mil JohnsoBS at vicksburg.navy.mil
Sun Oct 17 09:53:58 PDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Aitken [mailto:garya at dreamchaser.org]
> Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 6:31 PM
> To: FreeBSD Questions
> Subject: 4.10 startup sequencing
> Hello all,
> Since 4.10 doesn't use /etc/rc.d to merge standard and local startup
> sequencing, I'm wondering what the right way is to get a daemon to
> start up before one of the standard daemons.  Specifically, I would
> like to start a milter before sendmail.  I know it will work if
> started afterwards, or at least it seems to, but I would like to get
> rid of the WARNING message posted to the console at startup because
> the socket isn't present when sendmail starts.
> I don't see a way to do this short of modifying /etc/rc.
> Is there a better way, or should I just live with the warning until
> upgrading to 5.x, where /etc/rc.d and /usr/local/etc/rc.d sequencing
> hints are merged?
> Gary

You could remove all the startup scripts from rc.conf and put them in
numbered order in /usr/local/etc/rc.d


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