Subject: rc.d scripts and there variable settings (was: CVS commit: sharesrc/share/man/man5)
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2002 22:33:18
On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 08:46:59PM +0300, David Brownlee wrote:
> Module Name:	sharesrc
> Committed By:	abs
> Date:		Mon Aug 26 17:46:59 UTC 2002
> Modified Files:
> 	basesrc/etc: rc.subr
> 	sharesrc/share/man/man5: rc.conf.5
> Log Message:
> Append ' - see rc.conf(5)' to unset variable warning:
> 	/etc/rc.d/fu: WARNING: $fu is not set properly - see rc.conf(5).
> Add a note to rc.conf that third party packages may test for additional
> variables.

This is what I don't like about the current installation of a package.

I want to use a package package in the future, but not right now, so
I install it and then I get a lot of warnings about unconfigured variables
during the next boot.

Oh, and btw, we do not remove these rc.d scripts during a pkg delete.