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

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Wed Feb 18 18:10:09 PST 2004

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Ted Cabeen wrote:

> 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).

I keep wanting to suggest using the already-existent /etc/rc.conf.local,
but now that you mention that you want to lock out changes to stuff like
securelevel, it makes more sense why you'd want to split it off.

Doug White                    |  FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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