chkconfig missing? and some rc.conf questions/suggestions
bob at nospicedham.org
Thu Feb 9 13:51:17 PST 2006
On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 21:39:02 +0100, joerg wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 03:15:55PM -0500, Bob Bagwill wrote:
>> 1) Is there any particular reason DBSD doesn't have a chkconfig script,
>> like NetBSD?
> ... which is not installed by default.
So it's not useful enough to install?
>> 2) How about having a copy of the relevant /etc/rc.d/foo script in
>> /usr/src/usr.sbin/foo/, to keep related code together?
> Why do you keeping the few daemons together with the corresponding rc
> script is better than keeping the rc scripts together as reflected by
> the directory structure?
For the same reason that man pages are kept in the same directory as
> Also keep in mind that not every rc script has a corresponding daemon.
Does every deamon have an rc script? Is there any way of telling, besides
comparing /etc/rc.d/* to /usr/sbin/* ? Is there a way of enumerating all
the daemons on the system (including ones from pkgsrc)?
>> 3) Would it be possible to establish some conventions so that rc.conf(5)
>> could be generated automatically?
> What kind of convention prevents you from that?
> Many parts of rc.conf are similiar enough so that shouldn't be such a
> big deal.
Off hand, I don't see any easy way to extract tweakable variables from
the source or rc.d/* files.
>> 4) How do new entries get in /etc/defaults/rc.conf?
> They do get added to src/etc/defaults/rc.conf when a new script is added to
>> 5) How come it's enable_quotas instead of quotas_enable?
Thanks for your answers.
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