Feature Request: /usr/local/etc/rc.conf support
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Fri Feb 20 10:12:40 PST 2004
On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, slave-mike wrote:
> as /et/rc.conf is sourced as a shell script archive could one
> put something like ...
> if [ -x /usr/local/etc/rc..conf ]; then
> . /usr/local/etc/rc.conf
> in /etc/rc.conf ???
NO. Do NOT do this. You can cause an infinte inclusion loop.
Use the 'rc_conf_files' option to list additional files.
Not everything that reads rc.conf is a shell script.
As noted, though, this doesn't sovle the overwriting of precious options,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug White" <dwhite at gumbysoft.com>
> To: "Ted Cabeen" <secabeen at pobox.com>
> Cc: <freebsd-current at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:10 PM
> Subject: Re: Feature Request: /usr/local/etc/rc.conf support
> > On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Ted Cabeen wrote:
> > > 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).
> > I keep wanting to suggest using the already-existent /etc/rc.conf.local,
> > but now that you mention that you want to lock out changes to stuff like
> > securelevel, it makes more sense why you'd want to split it off.
> > --
> > Doug White | FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
> > dwhite at gumbysoft.com | www.FreeBSD.org
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