Subject: Re: Keeping /etc/defaults and /etc/rc.d in-sync
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/28/2001 05:43:29
On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >We've been through all this before, as a search over the tech-pkg
> >archives would show. The only new thing here, is my idea to permit
> >changing the path in "/etc/rc.conf". What's wrong with that?
> not much, except you don't need it.  for the past 18 months you could
> have used /etc/rc.conf.d for that.

No you couldn't. The question is, whether the syntax of "rc.conf"
should be extended to permit changing the path *to* *the*
*executable*, in order to make custom rc.d scripts unnecessary.