[Bug 195901] New: Addition of a well-commented default /etc/src.conf file

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            Bug ID: 195901
           Summary: Addition of a well-commented default /etc/src.conf
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.0-CURRENT
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: conf
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: george at nycbug.org

Created attachment 150487
  --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=150487&action=edit
example version of proposed /etc/src.conf file

I am proposing that a full /etc/src.conf file be included in the base system,
at least initially populated by the contents of the src.conf(5) man page.

I initially proposed this for Tim Kientzle's Crochet builds scripts for small
systems (https://www.github.com/kientzle/crochet/crochet-freebsd), and I was
advised it might be more useful in the base system.

This would allow a clear direction for those interested in minimizing the base
system's footprint with customized base builds and updates, particularly with
space-restricted systems such as Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone builds.  However,
this would also enable users with full-sized systems to remove extraneous base
system parts.  It would be a rare case today in which a system needs floppy
disk support (WITHOUT_FLOPPY=yes) or all three of the packet filters included
in the base (ipf, ipfw and pf).

There are additional settings to add not documented in the man page in the

Ideally, this could be respected in the initial installation of a system.

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