Having "REQUIRE dbus BEFORE devd" in the rc.d/webcamd script creates a circular dependency which breaks my system boot.
I have removed the "BEFORE devd" from my system to restore boot, but I'm not sure what the consequences of this are. If webcamd needs to inform devd of something should it not be possible to defer whatever devd may do until webcamd has started and then signal devd to do the work webcamd requires once webcamd has started?
Auto-assigned to maintainer hselasky@FreeBSD.org
I'll look into this issue again in the coming week.
Is this still relevant?
There were some off-list discussions about this.
If you look at hal_init() in the webcamd sources, you see webcamd is waiting for hald.
I think the right solution is to drop the dbus dependency. It should be fine regardless.
Summed up: No need for REQUIRE dbus in the webcamd rc.d .