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Re: bin/48714: fsck prompts only appear after being answered

The following reply was made to PR bin/48714; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: bin/48714: fsck prompts only appear after being answered
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:36:40 +0200

 On Sun, 06 Apr 2014, Alan Barrett wrote:
 > Interactive rc.d scripts need to be marked with 
 > "KEYWORD: interactive" to change the way the filtering works. 
 > This appears to be undocumented.
 However, /etc/rc.d/fsck and /etc/rc.d/fsck_root are not intended 
 to be interactive.  They are intended to throw an error that 
 causes the system to drop to single user mode if there's a 
 problem.  Non-default settings of fsck_flags, as appears to be the 
 case here, could cause fsck to become interactive.
 The meaning of "KEYWORD: interactive" is documented in rc.subr, 
 by the way, but it is not as clear or easy to find as it should 
 Another problem is that there's no way to get the "don't wait for 
 a newline before displaying output" behaviour that's wanted here, 
 without also getting the unwanted behaviour of "don't log the 
 output to /var/run/rc.log".
 --apb (Alan Barrett)

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