Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/etc/rc.conf.d
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: source-changes
Date: 04/17/2002 10:31:27
On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 03:19:59AM +1000, Darren Reed wrote:

 > > Err, rc.conf.d is not for placing files like this.  These things should
 > > be in /etc/defaults/rc.conf.  rc.conf.d is for the end-user.
 > Amusing.  You've contradicted yourself in two separate emails in two
 > separate forums (or at least that's the impression I get).

I don't think so.

/etc/rc.conf.d/ is for the end-user to place files to configure services.

It so happens that it's ideal for the end-user to do so using tools that
automate the process.  (Perhaps by installing a package, perhaps by using
the chkconfig(1) utility [which, sadly, is not yet installed by default]).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>