Subject: Re: Release goo for 1.4.2_ALPHA
To: None <>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/08/2000 17:32:37
On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 02:43:13PM -0800, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> I noticed one thing about FreeBSD 3.x that's really nice:
> Instead of cluttering up /etc/rc.conf with unmaintainable
> local changes, they keep the system-supplied defaults in
> /etc/defaults/rc.conf.  /etc/rc.conf has only local changes and
> system-installer setup changes.
> Could we do that, too?

We did something equivalent a few days ago -- rc.conf now includes rc.local.conf
if it exists:

# Add local configurations
if [ -f /etc/rc.local.conf ]; then
        . /etc/rc.local.conf

I now use the distributed rc.conf and put local changes and additions in rc.local.conf.

- Erik