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

slave-mike slave-mike at slavepix.com
Thu Feb 19 13:52:47 PST 2004


as /et/rc.conf is sourced as a shell script archive could one
put something like ...

if [ -x /usr/local/etc/rc..conf ]; then
    . /usr/local/etc/rc.conf
fi

in /etc/rc.conf ???


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug White" <dwhite at gumbysoft.com>
To: "Ted Cabeen" <secabeen at pobox.com>
Cc: <freebsd-current at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: Feature Request: /usr/local/etc/rc.conf support


> 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
> dwhite at gumbysoft.com          |  www.FreeBSD.org
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