Just updated to 5.3-BETA7 -couple nits

Kim Culhan w8hdkim at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 5 18:42:40 PDT 2004

--- Doug Barton <DougB at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> 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
> > substitution

> 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.

mergemaster was run without editing any of rc.* so not sure
where the backquote came from and thanks BTW for the word on the
error message :)

> 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.


Very muchly, thanks for taking the time to reply.


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