I loaded RC4 Version 11 of Slackware on some spare space just to check it out. First I tried the stock 2.4 kernel and I noticed that it put a soft link as follows:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2006-09-21 01:41 rc.modules -> rc.modules-22.214.171.124
Then I tried out the testing kernel of 126.96.36.199-smp and it put the following file in the /etc/rc.d/ directory as follows and didn't make any link changes.
So then I though that I would build a CUSTOM kernel so I could use the nvidia driver and of course as normal I didn't notice any changes at all in the /etc/rc.d/ directory.
SO here's the QUESTION finally.
Is the reason that the new files were added because the modules and kernel in each installpkg were not built on my system but installed? I tried to read the code but I'm a newbie and can't do that yet so I hope someone understands my question on this.