Subject: Re: misc/14825: /etc/{daily,weekly,montly} should be unified
To: NetBSD GNATS submissions and followups <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/05/2001 00:45:00
On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 12:08:05PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> In order to implement the kind of flexibility you describe in FreeBSD it
> would simply be a matter of unifying the periodic/* programs into one
> master holding directory and "installing" them into the "daily",
> "weekly", and "monthly" (and whatever periods are defined) with hard
> links (just like is done with /etc/init.d in some other kinds of
> systems).

I'd prefer the one directory and not use (hard) links. We avoided this
in rc.d, and there's no reason to inflict that upon periodic.d either.
You could use different rcorder(8) keywords.  Or you could just enable
stuff in /etc/{daily,weekly,monthly}.conf as necessary.

Looking at this stuff is a low priority project that I'm partially
involved in with another developer (who may choose to reveal himself
if he so desires).

> The FreeBSD periodic(8) scheme could be modified to use rcorder too,
> instead of the filename based ordering they now use....

FreeBSD feature requests are a bit outside the scope of netbsd-bugs ;-)