Launchd not starting lighttpd - startupitem.requires

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jun 21 15:27:13 PDT 2007

On Jun 21, 2007, at 14:48, Sterling Anderson wrote:

> On Jun 21, 2007, at 11:50 AM, James Berry wrote:
>> On Jun 21, 2007, at 7:24 AM, Sterling Anderson wrote:
>>> On Jun 21, 2007, at 1:33 AM, markd at wrote:
>>>> Sterling Anderson 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.
>> startupitem.requires takes effect only for SystemStarter items,  
>> not for launchd.
>> Here's what I'd try:
>>> On Apr 9, 2007, at 10:22 AM, James Berry wrote:
>>>> You might try adding the option "--restart-netchange" to the  
>>>> daemondo invocation in /Library/LaunchDaemons/ 
>>>> org.macports.bind9.plist:
>>>> 		<string>--restart-netchange</string>
>>>> This should cause daemondo to restart bind if the ip address  
>>>> changes, which is probably occurring after bind gets running.
>> This doesn't prevent lighttpd from starting, but it does restart  
>> it when the network configuration changes, probably sometime after  
>> it first starts up.
>> Let me know if this works for you. That string line should follow  
>> the --label line, for instance.
> This suggestion seems to have done the trick. Thanks for your help.

So, wait, what?

What's "org.macports.bind9.plist" doing above? I thought we were  
talking about the lighttpd plist?

lighttpd starts just fine for me with the MacPorts lighttpd plist.

Are you saying we need to make a change to the part of the lighttpd  
portfile that generates the plist?

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