FreeBSD Port: rc_subr-1.31

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Tue Jun 14 01:15:45 GMT 2005

On 6/13/05, Roman Neuhauser <neuhauser at> wrote:
> > > Local package initialization:Starting foo.Starting bar.Starting
> > > whatever.
> > > I think an output like:
> >
> > > Local package initialization: foo bar whatever.
> >
> > > ...without "Starting" for every service looks more professional.
> >
> > Personally, I prefer the "Starting service X" output better.
> > Especially since that is what is shown when you run the RC scripts
> > manually.  I never liked the "foo" output when you ran the RC scripts
> > manually, as it never really told you if the daemon had started,
> > stopped, or errored out.  Now, with the "Starting foo", "Stopping foo"
> > etc, it looks more natural and is easier to understand.
>    It could perhaps output "Starting foo" if called outside the system
>    startup, and " foo" otherwise.
What needs to happen is a "\n" needs to be added to "Local package
initialization:", so that all of the "Starting foo" appears on
seperate lines.  But then we'll end up with:

Local package initialization:
Starting foo
foo2 Starting foo3
Starting foo4

foo2 - is an old style startup script.


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