cvs commit: src/sys/boot/forth beastie.4th

Daniel C. Sobral dcs at
Wed Sep 17 10:01:00 PDT 2003

Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> Once again, we're talking about loader.rc, not loader.conf*.  ;)
> John, Daniel,
> I'd like to follow this route:
> - create /boot/forth, and move all *.4th files there,
> - install stock loader.rc as /boot/defaults/loader.rc,
> - modify loader(8) to load /boot/loader.rc, and fall back to
>   /boot/defaults/loader.rc if the former does not exist.

The reason this wasn't done in first place was because people *depended* 
on custom made loader.rc scripts. Overwriting their stuff out of the 
blue wouldn't be... nice.

The success of loader.conf has greatly diminished that practice, though, 
so I think we can go with this proposal. But *please* make sure there 
are enough heads ups in enough places.

Also, see if you can't make loader.rc.old copies at install. Not to fall 
back to, but just so people won't simply lose what they had.

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