On Sat, 5 Jul 2003, ACiD wrote:

> All,
>
> I have been working a lot with Free 5.0.  Because of a few issues, I had to
> back down to 4.8-RELEASE.  Now I am having problems understanding the rc
> loading process.  On 5.0 its easier (what I am used to from the Solaris
> days, etc.)  The file system has an /etc/rc.d directory that loads separate
> scripts on boot.  My local apps are also loaded from /usr/local/etc/rc.d.
> This, for me, was a convenient way to modify say syslogd and change it to
> listen for incoming network connections (-r).
>
> But in 4.8 there is no rc.d directory.  I am having trouble understanding
> how everything works here.  the /etc/rc file seems to load everything
> (most - at least syslog) referencing a "syslogd_flags" variable.  I found
> that placing this variable in the rc.conf file was reference (google
> search), but it did not work for me.
I guess you have to edit /etc/rc.conf - do have a look at
# man rc.conf
which lists all options.


Regards,

Uli.


>
> Anyhow, would someone mind taking the time and explain the rc load process
> on 4.8 to me and why its different in 5 ?  Also, am I correct in saying that
> the 5.x tree will (remain) change to using the rc.d directory structure that
> I like so much ???
>
> Thanks very much in advance and sorry for seeming like such a noob !
>
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