Question about rc-scripts
Philip M. Gollucci
philip at ridecharge.com
Mon Oct 8 18:22:29 PDT 2007
> Again, I thought the rc.subr functions took care of all that for you
> (unless you wanted something special from those commands).
In general, they do
Most binaries i.e. httpd, memcached, mysqld, etc... provide a config
file or cli option to provide the path to a pid file.
If you look in the ports tree a lot of the patches are putting this in
the appropriate location: /var/run
The rc.subr then just uses them.
In general this system is very flexible. It breaks down if you wanted
to run say 2 distinct memcached daemons on different ports with
different pid files
via the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/<script>
> I've posted the script (changed quite a lot from vendor supplied) at:
Your particular problem is that run_rc_command actually exists so that
the script exists with the correct return code generally that of what
in question returns from trying to start or stop.
Inless you have a reason, If you're running a daemon, you shouldn't need
to background the command.
Also, rather then an echo try adding -x to the shebang line.
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