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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:59 am    Post subject: rc or init is not starting anything i tell him to start. Reply with quote

Hello crew:

This is NOT my first gentoo install, and is a problem I never had. I began a thread about a seemingly minor issue about the hostname not being set, but I discovered that allmost all the services that I manually added to runlevel boot or default don't start. If I do it manually, after logging as root, they work, except for syslog-ng. It is more than annoying, and I have absolutely no idea what is going on.
The services which don't start are

hostname
net.wlp3s0
net.sith0
wpa_supplicant
syslog-ng
wicd

It is super fustrating. All of them appear on thier correct runlevel after asking rc-update show and
cheking in the directory /etc/runlevel. Also the links are correct.

I am on the point of throwing the install to the trash while crying (really, is really annoying having to enter as root and start everything that you need manually and then logg off and log on again as user), and do another again, but I need the computer so badly to work NOW...


This is the other thread, I checked everything there already:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-959044-highlight-hostname.html

Greetings...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read your previous post.

Are you sure all symbolik links are consistent? what s the output of rc-update show?

Second, if you are using wicd you should not have the net interface net.wlp3s0 since this is handled directly by the wicd daemon.
Chek this out : http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Wicd


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I am on the point of throwing the install to the trash while crying (really, is really annoying having to enter as root and start everything that you need manually and then logg off and log on again as user), and do another again, but I need the computer so badly to work NOW...


Before doing this, try to re-install openrc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Sort of works now... Reply with quote

Hello Pes88:

Well, I spent the morning with a fellow gentooer, and we managed to get it to work... sort of.
Yeah, the symlinks were consistent, showing this with rc-update show:

Code:

monstruona karel # rc-update show
                acpid |      default                 
            alsasound | boot                         
             bootmisc | boot                         
                 dbus | boot                         
                devfs |                       sysinit
                dmesg |                       sysinit
                 fsck | boot                         
             hostname | boot                         
              hwclock | boot                         
              keymaps | boot                         
            killprocs |              shutdown       
                local |      default                 
           localmount | boot                         
              modules | boot                         
             mount-ro |              shutdown       
                 mtab | boot                         
               net.lo | boot                         
             net.sit0 |      default                 
           net.wlp3s0 |      default                 
             netmount |      default                 
               procfs | boot                         
                 root | boot                         
            savecache |              shutdown       
                 swap | boot                         
            swapfiles | boot                         
               sysctl | boot                         
                sysfs |                       sysinit
            syslog-ng |      default                 
         termencoding | boot                         
       tmpfiles.setup | boot                         
                 udev |                       sysinit
           udev-mount |                       sysinit
              urandom | boot                         
           vixie-cron |      default                 


The symlinks were:
Code:

monstruona boot # ls -lah
total 8.0K
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Jun  6 21:43 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0K Apr 24 21:21 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   21 May  9 20:25 alsasound -> /etc/init.d/alsasound
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   20 Apr 24 21:21 bootmisc -> /etc/init.d/bootmisc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   16 May 26 18:07 dbus -> /etc/init.d/dbus
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   16 Apr 24 21:21 fsck -> /etc/init.d/fsck
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   20 Jun  6 21:43 hostname -> /etc/init.d/hostname
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   19 Apr 24 21:21 hwclock -> /etc/init.d/hwclock
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   19 Apr 24 21:21 keymaps -> /etc/init.d/keymaps
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   22 Apr 24 21:21 localmount -> /etc/init.d/localmount
etcetera...


Fishing around I saw a thread in an external forum suggesting to call rc-update with the full name path, namely
Code:

Bla bla # /sbin/rc-update add service default

... and it worked.
I do not know why, but it solved the problem. It is very strange. Now, I am running a qcheck -a to watch for badly instaled filles. It seems that openrc has a problem, but I had it re-emerged only a few days ago (thanks to mv on the other thread!)
I still do not consider it solved, until I know what is going on. Thank for the support!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

Fishing around I saw a thread in an external forum suggesting to call rc-update with the full name path, namely
Codice:

Bla bla # /sbin/rc-update add service default

... and it worked.
I do not know why, but it solved the problem. It is very strange. Now, I am running a qcheck -a to watch for badly instaled filles. It seems that openrc has a problem, but I had it re-emerged only a few days ago (thanks to mv on the other thread!)


You are right, this is not an acceptable solution.
Unless you have two versions of the same application in different folders within the executable path, you call the same exactly application.

it s really weird.

Maybe when you call again the program (using the global path) you fix the symbolic links in all folders, default, boot, shutdown and sysint.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is a fresh installation, an installation I performed this morning had something rotten with OpenRC that produced the same problem.

I would suggest:
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emerge -1 openrc

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