service -R (restart) and [/usr/local]/etc/rc.conf.d/<name>

Herbert J. Skuhra herbert at
Thu Jan 1 22:47:09 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 01, 2015 at 11:25:34PM +0100, Daniel Koester wrote:
> Hello,
> I posted the message below to freebsd-rc 2 weeks ago, but sadly haven't
> received any answer yet, I hope it is ok to repost it here, maybe
> somebody has an idea.
> The gist: 'service -R' ignores '/etc/rc.conf.d/<files>'

Have you tried to add /etc/rc.conf.d to local_startup in /etc/rc.conf?

# grep local_startup /etc/defaults/rc.conf 
local_startup="/usr/local/etc/rc.d" # startup script dirs.


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