Subject: Re: An idea to simplify future updates of (some) /etc files for new releases
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 06/06/1997 11:54:43
On Fri, 6 Jun 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:

> IMHO, rc.conf is a local file.  It shouldn't even be included in the
> distribution - instead, there should be a sample file.  When an
> upgrade happens, rc.conf shouldn't be upgraded.

I agree with this.  A first-time install may wish to put rc.conf in place
if one doesn't exist, but upgrades shouldn't muck with the configuration.

> As far as documenting what can be configured by rc.conf, why not have
> a man page for it?

There is a man page, and it's been kept up-to-date.  Looks like we're