Subject: Re: generating /etc/rc.conf from /etc/defaults/rc.conf
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/10/2000 08:00:53
On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 12:04:29AM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:

 > I'm looking into this in the medium term, along with rc.subr et al
 > (maybe as a `make upgrade' process in usr/src/etc, rather than the
 > explicit `make install')

The issue here is when e.g. new daemons are installed on your system,
do you really want to have an extra step to make them functional?

It seems like now that the configuration information is out of these
files, it's appropriate to treat them like normal system programs, rather
than configuration information.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>