[arch-announce] Deprecation of /etc/sysctl.conf

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Gaetan Bisson announce at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 17 00:01:02 EDT 2013

Gaetan Bisson wrote:

>From version 207 on, systemd will not apply the settings from `/etc/sysctl.conf`
anymore: it will only apply those from `/etc/sysctl.d/*`. Since the settings of
our `/etc/sysctl.conf` shipped by procps-ng have become kernel defaults anyway,
we have decided to deprecate this file.

Upon upgrading to procps-ng-3.3.8-3, you will be prompted to move any changes
you made to `/etc/sysctl.conf` under `/etc/sysctl.d`. The easiest way to do this
is to run:

    pacman -Syu

    mv /etc/sysctl.conf.pacsave /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf

If you never customized `/etc/sysctl.conf`, you have nothing to do.

URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/deprecation-of-etcsysctlconf/

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