devel/zookeeper rc.d script

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Aug 6 07:04:46 UTC 2012

On 07/09/2012 08:57, George Neville-Neil wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2012, at 00:15 , Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 07/08/2012 20:01, George Neville-Neil wrote:
>>> On Jul 8, 2012, at 22:39 , Doug Barton wrote:
>>>> On 07/08/2012 19:33, George Neville-Neil wrote:
>>>>> A followup.  zookeeper is now ported to Freebsd (/usr/ports/devel/zookeeper)
>>>> George, did you see the PR and the followup from me regarding the port?
>>> I got a mail from jgh@ but only today figured out what the PR was.
>> Are you not getting your gnn at mail?
>>> I'll look at the patches from him tomorrow.
>> I copied the text from my message below for your convenience.
>> Furthermore the rc.d script is a mess, and should not have been
>> committed like it was (numerous missing bits, bad format, set_rcvar,
>> hard-coded /usr/local, no REQUIRE, no KEYWORD: shutdown, etc.). Please
>> read
>> and then ask in freebsd-rc@ if you have any additional questions. Sorry
>> to be so blunt, but I'm really, really tired of repeating the same stuff
>> over and over again, and this script is really a mess.
>> Also, don't install the script in do-install, see the web page above
>> (and/or the PR) for USE_RC_SUBR.
>> And FYI, there is no need to have the function in that script. You could
>> use (for example) start_cmd="$command start" just as well. Not to
>> mention that the function you have should be using $1 as the argument to
>> $command, not $rc_arg. Reasons why left as an exercise for the reader ...


Some of these issues were covered by the PR, but many of them were not.
If you have any questions about the changes that are needed you should
feel free to ask on freebsd-rc at



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