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

Thomas-Martin Seck tmseck-lists at netcologne.de
Tue Feb 17 13:21:54 PST 2004

* Ted Cabeen (secabeen at pobox.com):

> 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.  

Maybe, but 5.x still uses it "for historical reasons". Neither rc(8) nor
rc.conf(5) say "deprecated". Do you mean rc.local?

> > 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.

I cannot follow you here. What does the securelevel value have to do
with all this?

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

I'm sorry, I fail to understand why.

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