Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/etc/rc.conf.d
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: source-changes
Date: 04/18/2002 19:44:15
In some email I received from Perry E. Metzger, sie wrote:
> Darren Reed <> writes:
> > > 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 Jason's self-contradictions are germane.
> The rc.conf.d directory is indeed supposed to be empty and reserved
> for the user. There were no files in it before you did this, and I'd
> suggest that you back the change out.

Actually, there wasn't even a directory there to start with, so it
wasn't just empty but non-existant.

In an echo of comments elsewhere, how on earth is any user meant to
know that this avenue is open to them given this ?

I'm going to back it out but not for any reason any of you have cited
and not least because anyone on icb thought it would be the right thing
to do when I suggested it (they just continued to whinge) but out of
respect that 1.6 should be not very far away and this sort of change
is really quite stupid in light of an imminent release.  Although it
did seem like a good idea at the time but so did blowing up Israel.

Luke was going to send me his thoughts on this but he's neglected to do
so.  I'll have to remember to disregard what he says in future about
what NetBSD supports (you can blame him for putting the seed of this
in my mind by mentioning NetBSD supported this earlier in the week,
which I took as an indication that it was ok for NetBSD to use.  Stupid
me for trusting heresay and a few lines of shell code.)