a place for configuration files

Danny Braniss danny at cs.huji.ac.il
Fri Mar 24 08:03:02 UTC 2006

> Andrzej Cuber wrote:
> > ...
> > In RedHat and Fedora distributions all configuration files are located
> > at /etc.
> > I am very new to FreeBSD but I found it difficult. After installing
> > desired package I have to add it to /etc/rc.conf in order to start it as
> > a service and then I have to look for configuration folder in
> > /usr/local/etc.
> > 
> > Is there any reason why the configuration files are placed in those
> > different locations?
> If you want to be consistent you could add to /etc/rc.conf
> rc_conf_files="/etc/rc.conf /etc/rc.conf.local /usr/local/etc/rc.conf"
> Then your startup variables could go into /usr/local/etc/rc.conf and
> all your ports config stuff would live in /usr/local/etc hierarchy.
> There maybe a problem if /usr/local/etc/rc.conf is on another partition
> not available early enough in startup process.  Caveat emptor.
and that's where
comes in handy (thanks Doug B.)
in my case I have
since /usr/local is am-utils mounted.


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