Subject: Re: Keeping /etc/defaults and /etc/rc.d in-sync
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Andrew Doran <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/28/2001 13:47:39
Frederick Bruckman <> wrote:

> 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.

How about having the ability to override the standard scripts entirely? For
example: the system has a script (or a dependancy, whatever it's called)
named sshd, and I have a custom script named sshd, so rc.subr chooses my
script beacause it's obviously far more hip - or something along those
lines. Does that sound like a reasonable idea?