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Old 5th April 2013
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Yes, your author has you editing /etc/rc in order to manage startup via newly defined rc.conf(8) variables. Manually editing /etc/rc is to be avoided; it needlessly complicates maintenance and upgrades.

While the "how-to" predates the rc.d(5) infrastructure, introduced with OpenBSD 5.0, editing /etc/rc was never a best practice. Daemon startup scripts were added to /etc/rc.local. And, even with the rc.d infrastructure, /etc/rc.local has been retained for any manual script needed at startup.

Last edited by jggimi; 5th April 2013 at 05:26 PM. Reason: restructuring for clarity
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