FreeBSD 10.1 Periodic Errors

Venom venom at
Fri Jun 5 01:23:38 UTC 2015

Sorry the first time I sent this it didn't get to the list.

Yes there was something suspicious, part of the comment got on to a
new line so it thought it needed to be executed.  I have fixed this
and I am pretty sure that I have fixed it.  I will check on the status
of the script tomorrow after it runs.  Its always the smallest thing
that makes the biggest problem.

Thank you for your assistance


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On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:07 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jun 2015 20:05:26 -0500, Venom wrote:
>> Good evening,
>> I reinstalled my 10.1-RELEASE-p10 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p10 #0: Tue May
>> 12 19:33:13 UTC 2015
>> root at  i386
>> computer and now I get the below errors every time periodic daily and
>> weekly runs.  I have searched the internet to try and figure this out
>> but I can not find anything that talks about this error.  Does anyone
>> know what I need to install or do in order for periodic daily to run
>> correctly.
>> /etc/defaults/periodic.conf: returning: not found
>> /etc/defaults/periodic.conf: status: not found
> It somehow looks like /etc/defaults/periodic.conf is damaged.
> Have a look at it: It should be a shell script (sh syntax)
> containing only variable definitions and comments. It will
> be sourced by other scripts. Now what you're seeing there
> looks to me like some comments got executed. A missing # could
> explain this...
> Check for the words "returning" and "status" in this file
> and _where_ they appear. Anything suspicious?
> --
> Polytropon
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