[arch-general] Sourcing /etc/rc.conf in configs and .install scripts

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Tue Nov 12 16:25:09 EST 2013

On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:05:12 +0100
Karol Blazewicz <karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> wrote:

> I noticed a few configs and .install scripts mention /etc/rc.conf
> (mostly it's just '. /etc/rc.conf'), even though initscripts are not
> supported anymore.
> For example locale.sh from filesystem package has
> elif [ -r /etc/rc.conf ]; then
>   LANG=$(. /etc/rc.conf 2>/dev/null; echo "$LOCALE")
> fi
> Should I open a bug report for this?

What are the other packages?

In the particular case of the filesystem package, I think the above
conditional is actually useful. It is never triggered on an initscripts-less
installation, yet it makes the filesystem package workable for people who
prefer legacy initscripts.

Leonid Isaev
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