Feature Request: /usr/local/etc/rc.conf support

Ted Cabeen secabeen at pobox.com
Tue Feb 17 12:59:43 PST 2004

tmseck-lists at netcologne.de (Thomas-Martin Seck) writes:

> * Ted Cabeen <secabeen at pobox.com> [gmane.os.freebsd.devel.ports]:
>> 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).
> You can use /etc/rc.conf.local.

Yeah, but that's supposedly deprecated.  

> See the declaration of rc_conf_files in /etc/defaults/rc.conf.

Also, that doesn't solve the problem of securelevels.  rc.conf.local
is still parsed by the boot scripts and could be used to over-ride the
system's securelevel.

Ideally I'd like a file that isn't considered part of the main RC
system and is just for /usr/local.

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