Subject: Re: default values for variables in rc.d scripts
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/05/2002 07:54:42
On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 09:43:08PM +0100, Klaus Heinz wrote:
  | Hi,
  | with NetBSD 1.5.x. load_rc_config() (in rc.subr) loads /etc/rc.conf and
  | thus overrides any values for variables (${rcvar} and ${rcvar}_flags)
  | set in the rc.d script.
  | With 1.6, load_rc_config() only loads /etc/rc.conf once during startup
  | (depends on $_rc_conf_loaded) and does _not_ override the variables.
  | How are we supposed to set default values for those variables in package
  | rc.d scripts?

Instead of
	: ${foo:=YES}
(which only sets foo=YES if foo isn't already defined)

Alternatively, I could consider adding support into load_rc_config()
to force a reload of rc.conf.