starting services?

Gerry Freymann lists at
Mon Nov 21 18:08:23 GMT 2005

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:32:29 -0500
"Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at> wrote:

>On 11/17/05, Gerry Freymann <lists at> wrote:
>>  If you manually want to do this, you *must* use the full path to the
>> script:
>> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start | stop
>In the rc(8) manpage, it states that .sh scripts are sourced directly.
>     4.   Call each script in turn using run_rc_script() (from
>     rc.subr(8)),
>          which sets $1 to ``start'', and sources the script in a
>          subshell. If the script has a .sh suffix then it is sourced
>          directly into the current shell.
>Why is that? I've found that running directly with
>start|stop doesn't work. I need to run apachectl.

 In order to manually call up in the /usr/local/etc/rc.d
directory, you have to use the full path to the script.

 If you:

cd /usr/local/etc/rc.d
./ start

 it should complain and error out. 

 but if you did:

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start

 things should go as planned.

 That's, at least, if you wanna do it manually (to either stop or start a
service that has a shell script in there).


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