FreeBSD 10.1 Periodic Errors

Venom venom at
Fri Jun 5 01:33:17 UTC 2015

Sorry about sending another message but I just ran periodic daily and
everything is back to the way it should be.

Thank again for the assistance

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On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 8:23 PM, Venom <venom at> wrote:
> 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
> Aaron
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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
>> Magdeburg, Germany
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>> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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