Subject: Re: rc local [patches]
To: NetBSD User-Level Technical Discussion List <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/19/2007 20:10:12
Greg A. Woods wrote:
> At Mon, 19 Mar 2007 10:17:20 +0100,
> Thierry Laronde wrote:
>> 	2) This eases upgrades: /etc/rc.d/ is reserved for NetBSD (in the
>> 	other mail you mention that you have _changed_ base and etc.tgz so
>> 	to get rid of postinstall(8) running in /etc/rc.d/. If things are
>> 	great as they are now why did you do that?
> I have no idea what your real problem is here.  I've been upgrading
> systems with one lone /etc/rc.d and yet with lots of add-on software
> since almost when /etc/rc.d first appeared.

I just wanted to add a counter-point that I've been wishing NetBSD had 
exactly what Theirry is proposing.

We currently have /etc/rc.local which are local changes to the machine. 
  The root of what is being proposed is the ability to use rc.d/ stype 
scripts rather than the rc.local file.  The proposal to extend rc.local 
into "modern" NetBSD times by allowing rc.local.d/ seems reasonable, and 
preserves the differentiation between 'OS' and 'local' scripts.

I for one welcome the thought of an rc.local.d/ .