|Summary:||bsdinstall(8): Default /etc/sysctl.conf should be removed.|
|Component:||conf||Assignee:||freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody) <sysinstall>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me||CC:||emaste|
Description lyndon 2011-05-19 23:30:09 UTC
The installers put in place a sysctl.conf file that does nothing, but which contains a $FreeBSD$ header. This results in a no-op file serves only to create noise when mergemaster is run on a system that actually uses sysctl.conf to override default settings. Since the distribution will never use this file to set system defaults, the $FreeBSD$ header is pointless. As with /etc/rc.local, this file should not be present unless explicitly created by the system administrator. Fix: Remove /etc/sysctl.conf from the distribution installs. How-To-Repeat: n/a
Comment 1 Eitan Adler 2012-04-15 21:27:24 UTC
Responsible Changed From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-sysinstall this may or may not be relevent to the new installer, but assign the correct list.
Comment 2 Eitan Adler 2018-05-28 19:48:30 UTC
batch change: For bugs that match the following - Status Is In progress AND - Untouched since 2018-01-01. AND - Affects Base System OR Documentation DO: Reset to open status. Note: I did a quick pass but if you are getting this email it might be worthwhile to double check to see if this bug ought to be closed.