Bug 157189 - bsdinstall(8): Default /etc/sysctl.conf should be removed.
Summary: bsdinstall(8): Default /etc/sysctl.conf should be removed.
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 8.1-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody)
Keywords: install
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-05-19 23:30 UTC by lyndon
Modified: 2018-05-28 19:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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.