Subject: Re: starting package with /etc/rc.d
To: Iain Hibbert <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/2005 20:43:02
On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 11:47:19AM +0000, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> 1. I have nullmailer=YES set in my /etc/rc.conf file.
> 2. During bootup I get a "Starting Nullmailer." message but nullmailer is
> not started and no messages are logged to /var/log/messages or the
> console.
> 3. "/etc/rc.d/nullmailer start" as root starts nullmailer just fine and
> messages are logged to /var/log/messages as normal..

Is your /etc/rc.d/nullmailer a symlink to /usr/pkg/...?  If /usr is on a
separate partition, it's not yet mounted at the time rcorder is ran, and
the nullmailer script will not be invoked afterwards.  The script itself
must be on your / partition (in /etc/rc.d/).