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See the following notes on the way OpenRC implements rc_parallel:
Here are a few useful commands to have an overview of how your system is currently configured. None of the commands change anything.
// List all the runlevels:
# rc-status --list
// Show all services and their runlevels:
# rc-update show --verbose
// Show all services, their current status and the runlevel they are currently running under:
# rc-status --all
man rc-statusfor more options.
To find more about specific services (what they do), try the following:
// Get the full path of a given service:
# service --resolve dhcrelay
// e-file is part of app-portage/pfl:
# e-file dhcrelay
Available Versions: 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.2.5_p1
Last Installed Ver: 4.3.4(Mon 28 Nov 2016 12:05:04 CST)
Description: ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client/server
Matched Files: /usr/sbin/dhcrelay; /etc/init.d/dhcrelay; /etc/conf.d/dhcrelay;
The problem here is that some packages provide many services (Open-RC itself provides many) but it is sometimes unclear which service does what, when it is required. More importantly, it is unclear where to find the documentation on each service (which man page, etc.). There probably should be an 'info' function to the service script:
service some-service info which would provide all the necessary pointers.
- OpenRC GLEP proposal.