Ports startup scripts in /etc/rc.d (Re: 5.2-BETA and related ports issues)

Richard Coleman richardcoleman at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 30 21:11:22 PST 2003

David O'Brien wrote:

>>For 5.2-CURRENT, I think we should revisit this issue with one of the
>>following conclusions winning out, and the rest being discarded as
>>(1) Combine / and /usr into a single file system by default, and add
>>    /usr/local/etc/rc.d to the search order, with appropriate hacks to
>>    handle old-style scripts.  The devil will be in the bikeshed, but the
>>    implementation is easy, except for the bit where we explain that
>>    NFS-mounted /usr/local won't work too well.
> I would like to show support for this option.  I've been running /usr on
> the / partition on *all* my FBSD machines for the past 4 years.  The
> reasons for having a separate / and /usr just don't apply today.  Disks
> are large enough to hold both, and UFS(FFS) is stable.
> Sun and SGI both combine / and /usr on their pre-installed workstation
> machines.

That abandons the ability to have a read-only /usr.

Richard Coleman
richardcoleman at mindspring.com

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