Possible error in src/share/man/man5/rc.conf.5
keramida at freebsd.org
Sun Oct 17 13:17:01 UTC 2004
On 2004-10-17 08:43, Alan Gerber <agerber at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I was browsing through the rc.conf(5) page yesterday when I noticed what
> *could* be an error in the documentation. Basically I have a nitpick
> with the populate_var tunable - the current documentation says that "a
> memory file system is created if /tmp is not writable" and I believe it
> should say "a memory file system is created if /var is not writable".
The file you sent is a slightly modified version of the RELENG_5 version of
`rc.conf.5'. Please do not post the entire file, but send a diff when the
changes are small. The extra traffic and bandwidth wasted for copying the
entire file to all the members of the list is, well, wasted...
Your copy of the rc.conf.5 file has the following changes from the current
RELENG_5 version of the same manpage:
: --- rc.conf.5 Sun Oct 17 16:08:11 2004
: +++ /tmp/rc.conf.5 Sun Oct 17 16:02:35 2004
: @@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
: .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
: .\" SUCH DAMAGE.
: -.\" $FreeBSD: src/share/man/man5/rc.conf.5,v 126.96.36.199 2004/10/16 08:13:19 pjd Exp $
: +.\" $FreeBSD: /repoman/r/ncvs/src/share/man/man5/rc.conf.5,v 188.8.131.52 2004/10/16 08:13:19 pjd Exp $
: .Dd September 29, 2004
: .Dt RC.CONF 5
We can safely ignore this. It's probably a result of checking out the manpage
from a CVS tree.
: @@ -264,7 +264,7 @@
: and never happens if set to
: .Dq Li NO .
: If set to anything else, a memory file system is created if
: -.Pa /tmp
: +.Pa /var
: is not writable.
: Note that this process requires access to certain commands in
: .Pa /usr
This is correct. Good catch! :-)
I'll ask the release engineers for an immediate commit to RELENG_5, if
it's not too late in the release cycle of 5.3-RELEASE by now.
: @@ -3095,4 +3095,4 @@
: file appeared in
: .Fx 2.2.2 .
: .Sh AUTHORS
: -.An Jordan K. Hubbard .
: +.An Jordan K. Hubbard .
: \ No newline at end of file
Bogus change made by an editor that deleted the newline from the last line of
the file. This isn't necessary.
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