cvs commit: ports/sysutils/LPRng Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist ports/sysutils/LPRng/files

Brooks Davis brooks at
Wed Jan 23 11:39:55 PST 2008

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 11:31:51AM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 09:51:08AM +0800, Rong-En Fan wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 12:45:02PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
>>>> The script looks good, thanks for doing this! The only thing I would 
>>>> point out is that the default _enable=no is not needed, since rc.subr 
>>>> needs to see one of the values for "yes" in order to do anything. No 
>>>> harm leaving it in, I just wanted to point out that it's not strictly 
>>>> necessary.
>>> Thanks. I see most of our /etc/rc.d/* scripts does not have this.
>>> But most ports' have as our Porter's Handbook have such example.
>> I believe this is actually required for rc scripts supplied by
>> ports. Scripts included in the base wont need it, since their default
>> settings are already present in /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
>> I just tried removing the default setting for '$bitlbee_enable' in the
>> rc script for irc/bitlbee, I did recently. It then results in the
>> following error when '$bitlbee_enable' is undefined:
>> # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/bitlbee rcvar
>> # bitlbee
>> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/bitlbee: WARNING: $bitlbee_enable is not set properly 
>> - see rc.conf(5).
>> bitlbee_enable=NO
> Hrrm, that's annoying. :) Ignore what I said then, if it's doing that (and 
> I don't think it _should_, but that's another issue) then you need the 
> default. Sorry for the noise.

It's done that from day one with rc.d since foo_enable variables are checked
with checkyesno().  If we wanted to not have to set them, adding a default
argument to checkyesno is certainly easy enough to do following the pattern in
network.subr's get_if_var(), but I'm not sure it would be of much value.

-- Brooks
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