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.
this may or may not be relevent to the new installer, but assign the correct list.
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.