Feature Request: /usr/local/etc/rc.conf support
secabeen at pobox.com
Tue Feb 17 10:32:37 PST 2004
With the ever-increasing number of ports that use rc.conf variables to
regulate their startup, would it be possible to add support for a
/usr/local/etc/rc.conf file in FreeBSD? The constant changes to the
rc.conf file have been playing havoc with my centralized management
systems, and it makes it harder and harder to keep the /etc/rc.conf
file set immutable (which I like to do on critical servers, to prevent
the securelevel from changing).
A /usr/local/etc/rc.conf file would be a nice solution to this
problem. As I see it, that file would only be used when starting
programs that live in /usr/local/etc/rc.d and use the rc system.
Built-in programs would continue to use /etc/rc.conf.
Making this change would only require a small change to
/usr/local/etc/rc.subr. I can submit a patch or a PR if needed.
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