Curious behavior today

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Tue Apr 18 17:24:26 UTC 2006

Jonathan Horne wrote:

>>"Jonathan Horne" <freebsd at> writes:
>>>ive been working on a pair of test boxes today, and 2 daemons in a row,
>>>have installed from ports without the .sh on the end of their startup
>>>ive done tons of installs on these test boxes, what am i all of a sudden
>>>doing wrong?
>>Nothing is wrong.
>>See "man rc".
>well, only reason im asking, as in all my previous test boxes, the start
>up scripts seemed to initially appear in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ already with
>the .sh on them.  ive done dovecot and sasl2 a ton of times, its just
>seems odd that they start this behavior all of a sudden.
There are changes going on to how rc scripts work: basically, making 
/usr/local/etc/rc.d work just like /etc/rc.d with full rcNG 
functionality (REQUIRE, PROVIDES etc).  Scripts which worked like that 
would no longer end in .sh as per rc man page description for /etc/rc.d

Check out the recent discussions on freebsd-rc mailing list from the 

If you believe that the new scripts are wrong, I would suggest asking on 
freebsd-rc.  Maybe some ports have been updated in advance or wrongly or 
something, but I would think that freebsd-rc was the right place to start.


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