Description of Problem:
The /etc/init.d/tux file includes the variable definitions from
/etc/sysconfig/tux - but it only uses the ones it specifically makes use of.
There needs to be an easy way to define any of the other /proc/sys/net/tux
options w/o changing the init script.
I would recommend a /etc/tuxctl.conf file - just like sysctl.conf
then after you load the tux modules - run sysctl -p /etc/tuxctl.conf and bring
in any/all config options from that file.
It would save a lot of pain and annoyance with wanting to add something like
/proc/sys/net/tux/http_dir_indexing = 1 and not get an ugly rpm -V tux
the problem with adding the changes to the normal /etc/sysctl.conf file is that
the tux modules are not loaded when sysctl.conf gets pulled in the first time -
so it can't make settings that don't exist.
and while the /etc/init.d/tux file mentions /etc/sysctl.conf as a config file
for tux it is never used.
I think keeping the /etc/sysconfig/tux file would be useful for things like the
userid to run as but it would be handy to have the other options be set-able
w/o editing the init script.
I can fix up the tux init script and send a patch if that is useful but I think
it would be a pretty trivial patch :)
hmm, in the start() function, something like:
[ -f /etc/sysctl.tux ] && sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.tux
(I like that name better because it is clearer)
I don't think I'll actually put the file in place, but
that lets you put it in if you need it.
works for me- thanks - I always like the quick turnaround time y'all offer :)
Fixed in tux-2.2.5-1, and you're welcome. Thanks for the suggestion.