Bug 157189

Summary: bsdinstall(8): Default /etc/sysctl.conf should be removed.
Product: Base System Reporter: lyndon
Component: confAssignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody) <sysinstall>
Status: Open ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: emaste
Priority: Normal Keywords: install
Version: 8.1-STABLE   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

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

	As with /etc/rc.local, this file should not be present
	unless explicitly created by the system administrator.


Remove /etc/sysctl.conf from the distribution installs.
How-To-Repeat: 	n/a
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 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 freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-05-28 19:48:30 UTC
batch change:

For bugs that match the following
-  Status Is In progress 
- Untouched since 2018-01-01.
- Affects Base System OR Documentation


Reset to open status.

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.