start up scripts stopped working

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Apr 14 15:39:36 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 01:02:45PM -0600, Eric wrote:

> hello,
> does anyone know what I can do to fix the following problem?  Every time 
> my FreeBSd 6.2 machine reboots, none of the scripts in the 
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d directory launch the various programs i have defined 
> in my rc.conf file. when i added
> rc_info=yes
> rc_debug=yes
> to rc.conf i see things getting evaluated, but nothing is launched. this 
> forces someone to log in locally to the machine and start openssh so i 
> can get to the box.

Are there startup scripts for these things in rc.d?
Putting something in rc.conf is only setting a flag or value
that scripts read up to see if they should run or not and what
values to run with.   Nothing actually starts (or shouldn't) from
the rc.conf file.


> does anyone know what could be causing this?
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