Subject: Re: Keeping /etc/defaults and /etc/rc.d in-sync
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/28/2001 21:46:27
On Fri, 28 Dec 2001, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >> in the face of this, i can't see how allowing *further* settings in
> >> rc.conf is necessary.  at least involving the command.
> >
> >I would like to have the same functionality in "rc.conf" that's
> >available in "rc.conf.d", and I believe it should be documented in
> >"rc.subr" in the same place all the other ${name}_foo options are
> >documented.
> order to change it such that $command was handled as,
> instead, a variable like $rcvar...there would have to be bit of
> rearchitecting of rc.subr, and it might not end up as pretty.
> seriously though, i think that rc.conf.d does exactly what you need
> already.

I'm not sure who rc.conf.d is for, but I hope it never becomes the
only supported way to do anything.