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Old 5th April 2013
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Some of the common problems often seen with OpenBSD "how-to" instructions found on the Internet from unofficial sources
  1. They are out-of-date
  2. They contain misleading or incomplete information
  3. They are written for a specific implementation rather than general use
  4. They are written by proud newbies who may not understand best practices.
You didn't provide a link, and I'm not going to go hunting for the how-to, but as your author has you modifying /etc/rc, I'm betting #3 and #4 apply.

/etc/rc should, under normal circumstances, never be modified by the OpenBSD administrator. We have /etc/rc.local for manual scripts, if needed.

However, the syslog-ng package includes an /etc/rc.d script to start and stop the daemon. If you installed the OpenBSD package for syslog-ng, you will find this script automatically installed in the /etc/rc.d directory.

Please see the rc.d(8) man page for instructions on how the scripts get run if you ever wish to start/stop manually, or if you find you need to set a variable when you execute the script.

Please see the rc.conf(8) manual for setting the
pkg_scripts variable in your /etc/rc.conf.local file to automatically start and stop local daemons at startup and shutdown.

Last edited by jggimi; 5th April 2013 at 05:10 PM. Reason: clarity, typo
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