Subject: Re: rc.d: client-server dependencies
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2006 10:58:35
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Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> Hi, 
> I'm playing around with sysutils/ups-nut, a collection of networked UPS
> tools.  There's a client upsmon which connects to a server upsd, either
> locally or over the network.  The rc.d script for upsmon has: 
> # PROVIDE: upsmon
> # REQUIRE: upsd
> As a consequence, when running "/etc/rc.d/upsmon start" on a client-only
> machine (where upsd runs on a different machine), it says: 
> WARNING: $upsmon is not set properly - see rc.conf(5).

There is another problem with such setup - rcorder(8) will not find upsd
via dependency list (real message may be different):

	rcorder: requirement `upsd' in file `upsmon' has no providers.

To solve this you need fake upsd script, or implemented optional dependency,
like in bin/25785.