FreeBSD 7.0 not executing /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ at startup

Marco Beishuizen mbeis at
Sat Apr 19 13:37:11 UTC 2008

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 02:07:09 +0200
Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Since I upgraded to 7.0, it seams that my /etc/rc.conf isn't read
> anymore at startup. At least partly. Things that do not start anymore
> are:
> - oss
> - dbus
> - hald
> - avahi
> They are all gnome related. I have in my rc.conf: oss_enable="YES",
> hald_enable="YES", avahi_daemon_enable="YES and dbus_enable="YES". The
> gnome FAQ mentiones to put gnome_enable="YES" in the rc.conf but that
> doesn't work at all.

After some searching it seems that none of the scripts
in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ are being executed at startup. All scripts have
the extension .sh, have permission 755 and in rc.conf I have

I have no clue why they are not being executed.

The hand that feeds the chicken every day finally wrings its neck
instead, thus proving that more sophisticated views about the
uniformity of nature would have been useful to the chicken.

		-- Bertrand Russell, "On Induction"

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