Subject: Re: Specifying program to be run, in rc.conf
To: NetBSD Current Users <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/01/2004 09:58:04
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On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 09:15:53PM +0100, Barry Bouwsma wrote:
| Is there any way to easily specify a particular program to be run,
| overriding the default, in rc.conf?
| I've seen a diff comparable to the following in SomethingBSD, which
| below is what I've applied to a recent NetBSD in order to specify
| a particular program to be used (my own version of ntpd(ate), for
It slightly worries me that some people in SomethingBSD don't
understand the flexibility that already exists in the rc.subr(5)
and rc.d(8) framework, and continue to suggest and/or add more
complexity in order to ``solve'' one-off special cases instead of
using what's already there...
I also prefer it if they'd refer to it as ``rc.d'' and not ``rcNG'',
and more fully acknowledge the origins of the rc.d framework.
As for an answer to your question:
echo 'command=3D/path/to/new/program' >> /etc/rc.conf.d/someprog
(where 'someprog' is the rcvar for the rc.d script you're overriding).
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