Subject: Re: An idea to simplify future updates of (some) /etc files for new releases
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
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