On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 10:53:20 +0000 Peter Risdon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote: > > >Take a look at /usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh.sample > > > >1. SVDIR=/var/service/ - so svscan will look at /var/service and not > >/service; either do: > >a) what is suggested and use /var/services (e.g. ln -s /etc/dnscache > >/var/service) or > >b) change SVDIR=/var/service/ to SVDIR=/service/ > > > >I would use a); also note that creating the log file in /etc/dnscache > >is IMHO a bad idea. > > > > > I'm not disagreeing, but the original post complained of something > being wrong in some documentation. Yes, the idea of logging to / is bad at least for 2 reasons: filling up /, which is usually small and, in case of a crash, increasing the chances to have a trashed / > Most reference and tutorial pages for > djbdns and other djb stuff like qmail assume a /service directory, > rather than /var/service. I've always loved the explanation "Portability. With /service, your program works the same way on every system: Linux, BSD, Solaris, etc." (http://cr.yp.to/daemontools/faq/create.html#run); using this logic every program should install in his own directory in / > Using /var/service does seem more logical, but > can be a source of confusion, especially if people are copying and > pasting commands from online instructions, something the various > references often suggest. Perhaps I should suggest to the maintainer adding a pkg-message saying that, by default, we're using /var/services ? > >2. > ># cp /usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh.sample > >/usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/svscan.sh start > ># svstatus /var/services/dnscache > ># svstatus /var/services/dnscache/log > ># dnsip www.freebsd.org > > > > > Shouldn't it be: > > # svstat /var/service/dnscache Of course. -- IOnut Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"