Subject: Re: take2...
To: None <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/03/1999 13:02:06
> On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> : Vendor scripts would have to be modified to have the appropriate
> : PROVIDE/REQUIRE/BEFORE lines if you wanted them to start at a
> : particular point. If not, they will be started sometime at the end,
> : with all the other scripts that are at the `end of the chain' (this
> : is part of rcorder(8), and that program could be tweaked to change
> : this behaviour).
Todd Vierling wrote:
> What I don't remember seeing in many of the proposals is an easy way for a
> user to add dependencies in cases where the scripts would otherwise be
> executed in arbitrary order [without modifying a particular script].  I'd
> venture a proposal to have such a configuration file, so that you could say:
> mount_critical_fs: nfs_client mount_stand
> and get your NFS partitions and /stand mounted before things that needed
> system-important filesystems.

Just to check: Instead of editing N scripts to add PROVIDE/REQUIRE etc, then
running rcorder, you edit 1 configuration file which contains the PROVIDE etc
info for the N scripts and then run an associated program? (I like it - also
wonder why it is so useful for a script to tell me that dhcpd.conf is missing
rather than dhcpd itself...)