Subject: Re: An idea to simplify future updates of (some) /etc files for new releases
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/06/1997 09:11:54
On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:

.. Maybe the right solution to the /etc/rc.conf question is to have the
.. defaults defined in /etc/rc, and to have /etc/rc.conf be empty, but
.. you can override the defaults from there.

This is functionally equivalent to my proposal, and with an up to date man
page for rc.conf (which I actually think that we have :-)) and an empty
rc.conf, I'll just as happy with this proposal as with my own suggestion. 

Today the problem is that you have to have a sufficiently recent rc.conf
file for rc and netstart to work correctly. 

Thinking about it, I may even like Ted Lemons suggestion better than my
own :-) 

There may, however, be a slight problem in Teds suggestion in fact that
rc.conf is used by both rc and by netstart.

- Erik Bertelsen