docs/50457: /etc/defaults/rc.conf pccard_ifconfig could be more descriptive

Simon L. Nielsen simon at
Wed Apr 30 21:20:15 UTC 2003

The following reply was made to PR docs/50457; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon at>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at, phoffman at
Subject: Re: docs/50457: /etc/defaults/rc.conf pccard_ifconfig could be more descriptive
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 23:15:28 +0200

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 The variables in etc/defaults/rc.conf are not meant to be documented
 there only have a brief description so a user can have some idea what
 the variable does.  The documentation of the variables are in the man
 page rc.conf(5) which says the following about pccard_ifconfig :
                  (str) List of arguments to be passed to ifconfig(8) at boot
                  time or on insertion of the card (e.g. ``inet
                  netmask'' for a fixed address or ``DHCP'' fo=
 r a
                  DHCP client).
 I think is sufficient documentation and see no reason to change the
 description in defaults/rc.conf since it is descriptive of the variable.
 Therefor I think this PR should be closed.
 Thanks for the submission, I just don't think the proposed change is
 Simon L. Nielsen
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