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

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Sat Feb 21 21:54:19 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:32:37AM -0800, Ted Cabeen wrote:
> A /usr/local/etc/rc.conf file would be a nice solution to this
> problem.  As I see it, that file would only be used when starting
> programs that live in /usr/local/etc/rc.d and use the rc system.
> Built-in programs would continue to use /etc/rc.conf.

I dare say people aren't aware that one can also create
/etc/rc.conf.d/<package_name> with "<package_name>_enable=yes" in it.

> Making this change would only require a small change to
> /usr/local/etc/rc.subr.  I can submit a patch or a PR if needed.

WHY in the world is there even a /usr/local/etc/rc.subr ???
/etc/rc.subr on 5-CURRENT is perfectly fine.

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