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Moving rc.d scripts to base.tgz
Every time I run etcupdate and notice differences in the rc.d scripts,
I can't stop wondering why these binaries are part of etc.tgz (other
than them being in /etc/).
* All the rc.d scripts (with the exception of rc.local) are binaries that should
not be changed manually: rc.conf and rc.conf.d exist for a reason.
* If the scripts must be edited to implement some reasonable configuration
change, then we have got a shortcoming in our configuration system that
should be addressed.
* If the scripts do not address someone's preferences, and these cannot be
justified as configuration variables... well, this is no different than, say,
/etc/cp not fulfilling someone's desires that require local patching of the
The proposal: move the rc.d scripts (which include /etc/rc.d/*,
/etc/rc, /etc/rc.subr and /etc/rc.shutdown, but NOT rc.local) from
etc.tgz to base.tgz? The path locations would remain the same.
Let the bikeshed start.
Julio Merino / @jmmv
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