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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: Bob Nestor <rnestor%tx.rr.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/48555: rc.conf handling of program=yes/no
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:04:19 -0600
Well, I don't want to come off argumentative here, but I
used the web interface to gnats to file this report.
It doesn't indicate that I have to wrap the lines in
the report. Maybe this should be filed as a bug
in the gnats web interface.
As for "program=", ok if that was to difficult to
understand. Try using "dirmngr=NO" and then
executing "/etc/rc.d/dirmngr restart". It will
attempt to stop dirmngr first and report an
error. You may need to start dirmngr first
using a "dirmngr=YES" line.
Or try setting the line to "#dirmngr=YES" and
rebooting the system. The rc.log will indicate
an improperly configured dirmngr.
And I hope this lines are short enough for
On Jan 27, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Alan Barrett wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR misc/48555; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> 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, rnestor%tx.rr.com@localhost 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
> 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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