rcNG script problems
jmartin37 at speakeasy.net
Tue Jun 14 22:27:23 GMT 2005
Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
>> On Jun 14, 2005, at 1:39 PM, JM wrote:
>>> Kirk Strauser wrote:
>>>> On Tuesday 14 June 2005 12:07, JM wrote:
>>>>> i've written an rcNG script but i'm having some issues.
>>>> Step one: set rc_debug="YES" in /etc/rc.conf to see what's
>>>> actually happening when you attempt to run your script. That
>>>> seems to uncover about 95% of the problems I've had.
>>> turned on the option rc_debug="YES" and ran 'dmesg -a'... the
>>> script doesn't even show up in the list anywhere. are we not
>>> supposed to be able to write custom rcNG scripts? is there
>>> something i'm overlooking where i need to register httpd_start in
>>> the rc stuff? here's my newbie impression of how rc works:
>>> - rc i run by init
>>> - rc runs rcorder on all script directories.
>>> - rc reads rc.conf and runs all scripts found by rcorder
>>> rcorder recognizes the script i wrote without any errors... yet
>>> when i boot the system, there is no "checkyesno" for httpd_start.
>>> there's nothing that references the script at all... WHY? >.<
>>> why did FreeBSD have to adopt this standard anyhow? it seems
>>> unnecessarily complicated to write custom scripts now.
>> Where does your script live? You can use rcNG style scripts in /usr/
>> local/etc but they must end in .sh and are done in lexographic
>> order without the rcorder and stuff (unless you write your own
>> ueber- script to do it)
>> I battled this for a long while before I figured out the /usr/local/
>> etc does not get full rcNG support
> I did the same, wondering why scripts weren't even running etc, until
> I read what the manual page actually said rather than what I wanted it
> to say :-)
> Does anyone know why this is? Will /usr/local/etc et al. be getting
> proper rcNG support? Otherwise port and locally installed software
> are effectively second class citizens and don't get to benefit
> especially from the dependency stuff. Currently I'm stuffing local
> (not port) startups in /etc/rc.d, which I don't like doing (and
> mergemaster complains about them being obsolete -- I guess trying to
> spot stuff left over from 4.X). It would be great to know what the
> plans are.
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yea that's the whole reason i was attempting to get this done right. i
hate doing work that will be deprecated or fondled or otherwise abused
in later releases.
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