Subject: Re: rc.d scripts and there variable settings (was: CVS commit: sharesrc/share/man/man5)
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/06/2002 22:02:47
    Date:        Fri, 6 Sep 2002 07:41:20 -0600
    From:        Jim Bernard <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  |   Except that, as written, it doesn't accomplish the desired goal.  It
  | should say:
  |   eval "$rcvar=NO"

Oh, yes, of course ... shows what happens when you release the keyboard
before putting the brain into gear.   Thanks.

  |   I wonder if it might not be better just to modify rc.subr to deal with
  | an undfined rcvar (treating that as equivalent to NO).

Perhaps, that's certainly another option, except ...

  | Perhaps an associated
  | warning message would then be useful as a reminder that the package hasn't
  | been configured explicitly to run or not to run.

That is essentially what is happening now, and it is exactly what (some) people
don't like....