Just updated to 5.3-BETA7 -couple nits
DougB at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 5 17:05:34 PDT 2004
On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Kim Culhan wrote:
>> From the couple small nits dept..
> After running mergemaster and rebooting, the boot hung with:
> /etc/defaults/rc.conf: 517: Syntax error: EOF in backquote
> rc.conf had only 516 lines soo.. was there an embedded
> EOF char in the file not visible with vi ?
That's not what that error means. What it means is that while trying to
process a backquote substitution, the shell _reached_ EOF, which
obviously is not what you intended. This happens when you forget the
closing backquote, quotation mark, etc.
You actually should not have ANY backquotes in rc.conf[.local], so
either you're doing something that you shouldn't be, or you accidentally
typed a stray backquote when trying to type something else. Either way,
if you find the stray ` in your file somewhere, you should be well on
your way to fixing the problem.
You can test this for yourself without rebooting by doing 'sh -x
/etc/rc.conf'. If your file is "clean" you will get no errors, just a
list of variables being set.
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