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Re: misc/48555: rc.conf handling of program=yes/no

The following reply was made to PR misc/48555; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: misc/48555: rc.conf handling of program=yes/no
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:46:47 +0200

 On Mon, 27 Jan 2014, wrote:
 > The man page on rc.conf indicates that a program/package may be 
 > started on boot by including the line "program=YES" in rc.conf. 
 > It also indicates that the program may be disabled on boot by 
 > changing the line to "program=NO'.
 Please use reasonable length lines; don't represent an entire 
 paragraph as a single very long line.  I have re-wrapped your text 
 to something less than 80 characters per line.
 > For any line in the rc.conf file of the form "program=NO" an 
 > error is produced on system shutdown with the text "[NO not 
 > found".
 I could understand an error like that for a variable that might be 
 used as the name of a program instead of as a yes/no switch, but 
 surely not for all variables, and the square bracket in the error 
 message is also hard to explain.
 Please report the exact error message, and the exact line in 
 /etc/rc.conf.  The name of the variable is important, so please 
 don't change it to "program".
 --apb (Alan Barrett)

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