Subject: Re: Keeping /etc/defaults and /etc/rc.d in-sync
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/26/2001 13:51:11
On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 03:24:35PM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

 > It's fine to say that "rc.d" isn't meant to be modified by the user, but
 > if you need/want to replace, say, openssh, ntpd, or bind with a
 > different version, there's no better way to do it than to install the
 > replacement in /usr/local or /usr/pkg and change the path in the rc.d
 > script.

If you're installing an updated version of something, presumably you'd
also remove the old versions in /usr/{bin,sbin}, yes?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>