Subject: [patch] Non strict dependency in rcorder
To: None <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2006 13:27:36

Sometimes a dependencies required within BEFORE/REQUIRE
keywords at some rcorder-based script may not been available,
and this should not be treated as error. However, in current
rcorder(8) implementation if mentioned keywords declare
such (inavailable) dependencies, this will produce warning
messages and return code for rcorder will be set to non-zero

Think about client-server packages, where both client and server
can be installed on separate machines. In this case they will lack
rcd scripts for one each other. But when they both installed on
single host, boot procedure should be done in predefined order.

A bin/25785 contains more detailed description and patch to implement
OPT-BEFORE and OPT-REEQUIRE keywords to acheive the described

Any objections to commit the patch?