HEADS UP: set_rcvar() removed from rc.subr

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at gwdg.de
Sat Jan 14 15:16:22 UTC 2012

On 14.01.2012 10:05 (UTC+1), Doug Barton wrote:
> Howdy,
> Per discussion in freebsd-rc@, I have removed set_rcvar() from rc.subr.
> The concept of set_rcvar() was nice in theory, but the forks it creates
> are a drag on the startup process, which is especially noticeable on
> slower systems, such as embedded ones.
> I have no plans to MFC this change, so it should only affect users who
> are actually on 10-current. If you have scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> (which if you have ports installed you almost certainly do) ...
> to make the change by hand, change this:
> name=foo
> rcvar=`set_rcvar`
> to:
> name=foo
> rcvar=foo_enable
> I didn't bump PORTREVISIONs because the change only applies to HEAD. But
> all of the ports are updated, so if you can't figure out how to make the
> change, just reinstall it.
> Doug

Seems that ports-mgmt/tinderbox needs an update like this:


--- etc/rc.d/tinderd.orig       2011-11-20 07:01:09.000000000 +0100
+++ etc/rc.d/tinderd    2012-01-14 16:07:38.000000000 +0100
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
  . /etc/rc.subr


  # read settings, set default values
  load_rc_config "${name}"

Have not checked tinderbox-devel.

BTW, is there any reason not to set 'rcvar=${name}_enable' in all that 

Rainer Hurling

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