Launchd not starting lighttpd - startupitem.requires

Sterling Anderson sterling_anderson at
Thu Jun 21 07:24:12 PDT 2007

On Jun 21, 2007, at 1:33 AM, markd at wrote:

> Sterling Anderson <sterling_anderson at> on Wednesday, June  
> 20, 2007
> at 8:38 PM -0800 wrote:
>> Nothing in the console at all. I am stumped. No error messages at
>> all. The wrapper has the correct syntax. Manually loading and
>> unloading the launchd file works properly. I just don't get why it's
>> not working on boot.
> Ah, then it must be a timinig issue.  I just found an feature that  
> isn't
> documented in the manpage: startupitem.requires.  Theoretically  
> that could
> be used to delay execution until some other functions are started.   
> See
> the radmind portfile for an example.  However, 10.3 also had that  
> keyword
> for the systemstarter, but I never had any luck with that.  I ended up
> using a start script with a sleep command in it.  See the Snort  
> port.  But
> I didn't know about startupitem.requires on 10.4 so I didn't try  
> that.  I
> will sometime.  Try editing the portfile and using startup.requires  
> as the
> radmind port does and let us know if it works.

Added the startupitem.requires to the Portfile and reinstalled. No  
dice. I'm very confused.

Sterling Anderson

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