Subject: Re: rc.subr don't check rcvar YES except at boot/shutdown
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/13/2007 15:14:03
On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 08:11:42AM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 10:56:25AM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 11:20:10AM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > > As discussed in December and January, here are a few patches (including 
> > > for man page) so rc.subr doesn't check rcvar for YES except at 
> > > boot/shutdown.
> > 
> > Sounds good to me. 
> I don't like this.  I don't want services started on systems where I
> have explicitly configured them off in rc.conf just because some other
> administrator happened to log in and type "foo start".  I like it that
> if the service is configured off, it's necessary to use a special verb
> to force it to run.
> What if we compromised by having "foo start" when run not at boot
> emit a message that says "service foo configured off in rc.conf,
> use 'forcestart' if you really mean to run it"?

Good enough for me. Probably even better.

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