ensuring runtime rc.d service dependencies

Dave Cottlehuber dch at skunkwerks.at
Wed Apr 5 21:42:44 UTC 2017

> > However at run time, I do want A to be started before B does.
> > Is this
> > possible to do within /etc/rc.* framework, or would I need to
> > make use
> > of

> > a custom script roughly doing:


>  Why not simply add REQUIRE and PROVIDE settings (they're singular

> not plural words) with some dummy value so that A declares
> PROVIDE: A and
> B

> declares REQUIRE: A then rcorder will do the right thing for you.

Thanks Steve I've considered this already; the services are in the ports
tree already; they are not custom ones. We have a fork of ports so
that's a fallback option but I'd prefer less local patches if there's an
alternative, even though they're minor.



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