(some?) startup scripts being run twice..?

Jan Grant jan.grant at bristol.ac.uk
Tue May 2 11:03:58 UTC 2006

I'm running a stock freebsd-stable as a workstation. I'm seeing 
something unusual: it looks like some startup scripts are being run 
twice when the machine boots.

Originally I caught this because an old-fashioned /usr/local/etc/rc.d 
script was being called twice. However, on looking closer it seems that 
I'm getting ntpd launched twice as well. There may be others that bomb 
out - but has anyone got any suggestions as to what might be causing 

rc.conf is boring (just turns on a bunch of the usual suspects you'd see 
on a workstation); I can't see in /etc/rc why this might be occurring.

jan grant, ISYS, University of Bristol. http://www.bris.ac.uk/
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