cvs commit: src/etc/rc.d

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Oct 30 16:34:39 PDT 2007

Jeremie Le Hen wrote:
> Doug,
> Sorry for the late reply.
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 08:58:25AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
>>  No one is suggesting removing rc.local, and I would vigorously oppose doing 
>>  so.
>>  As I said in my last message, if users respond to the deprecation warning 
>>  with a request not to remove it, we can convert it to being a regular rc.d 
>>  script. That way it's only a little dangerous instead of being super 
>>  dangerous and potentially fatal.
> Letting appart the fact that you consider as a hack, it may
> still be quite useful as other posts in this thread have shown.
> What do you think of something like this:
> /etc/defaults/rc.conf:
> % inline_early=NO

The whole point of this exercise is to eliminate the .sh suffix so
that this script is not sourced into the shell. I haven't seen anyone
suggest that the functionality of sourcing it into the shell is what
they want to preserve, so I really don't think this is relevant.

I've also said on several occasions that if the users object to having
it removed based on seeing the warnings that we should change it to
just 'early' and remove the deprecation warning.

Now can we please stop trying to preserve something before we're sure
that it's really something that users want and need?



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