cvs commit: src/etc rc.subr

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Jan 25 09:30:42 PST 2008

Roman Divacky wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 11:05:46AM -0600, Brooks Davis wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:47:43AM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
>>> Mike Makonnen wrote:
>>>> mtm         2008-01-25 16:44:34 UTC
>>>>   FreeBSD src repository
>>>>   Modified files:
>>>>     etc                  rc.subr   Log:
>>>>   Backout previous commit. It's going to clutter the console
>>>>   during boot and shutdown. I think I'll hide it behind autoboot or
>>>>   maybe take brooks@ suggestion and implement a different command
>>>>   prefix for booting/shutdown purposes, but in any case it needs more
>>>>   thought and attention.
>>>>     Noticed by: ceri
>>>>   Pointyhat to: mtm
>>>>     Revision  Changes    Path
>>>>   1.79      +0 -3      src/etc/rc.subr
>>> In any case, I think you're on a good track.  I can't tell you how many 
>>> times I've pulled my hair out from typing "/etc/rc.d/foo start" at the
>>> command line and having nothing at all happen as a response.
>> The one that continually messes me up is disabling nagios in
>> /etc/rc.conf during maintance and then doing "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/nagios
>> stop" and forgetting that it doen't do anything so I get individual
>> notices about all 352 cluster nodes going down. :(
> semantically foo_enable="YES" could permit "stop" action because I don't
> see any logical contradiction in stopping a service that is not enabled...
> just my 2 cents :)
> roman

Be that as it may, fixing the system to provide feedback to interactive 
users is a good thing.


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