launchctl startup items gone after Software Update
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Mon May 17 13:35:45 PDT 2010
On May 17, 2010, at 8:16 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>
> On May 17, 2010, at 07:35, schmunk wrote:
>> from time to time my macports startup items are missing or they do
>> not get started.
>> Especially apache2 and mysql5. I wasn't able to trace the issue
>> down completely, but it seems that they are gone after an Apple
>> "Software Update".
>> Is this a know issue? Or do I have to look elsewhere, has anybody
>> the same problem?
>> Sorry, I haven't found an answer via Google.
> I've never heard of MacPorts files disappearing after an Apple
> software update. It shouldn't affect loading launchd items either,
> but if it does, does simply unloading and loading the launchd item
> again fix it? If so, that's what you should do.
This happens to me frequently as well. I will have Apache2 running and
using it for local dev. Sometimes I stop dev for a few days, come
back, load up my usual http://localhost or http://MacBook.local and I
get an error because the http server is down.
Sometimes using port load will start it again, other times it will
tell me it can't start for reasons I can't remember. I then try to use
the port command to stop it just in case and get a message about a
missing pid. So I know for sure it's dead.
With a little fiddling, usually hitting launchctl with a -w load on
the Apache item will start it up. Or, I use apachectl or the other
httpd start command.
Eventually I get it back up again, always stable for my entire
development time. It's only when I step away for a few days, come
back, and things are not running.
I only know I have not usually installed or updated any ports in that
time. I don't think I run apple software update, but I certainly have
rebooted, logged out, and ran other app updaters which also have
I'll pay more attention and look at the logs next time it happens.
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