Subject: Re: Sample mk.conf file for /etc?
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/2000 15:36:40
On Sun, 23 Apr 2000, Jared D. McNeill wrote:

# On Sun, 23 Apr 2000, Greywolf wrote:
# > That's kind of counterintuitive, considering that most of the example
# > stuff goes under /usr/share/examples/{program}.
# Although mk.conf _is_ for pkgsrc, it's probably a better idea to ship it
# within pkgsrc itself. It's not needed otherwise, right?

Greetings, O Shady One.

mk.conf is NOT just for pkgsrc if it's in /etc.  It's for building any-
thing, really.  For example, I put the directives in there so that it
doesn't build profiling libs when I build my system (I use them so

# Jared

If anyone requests a reason as to why Windows NT is inferior to UNIX,
refer them to the process scheduler, for starters.  Of course, users
don't care, and programmers try not to, even though they both should.
If that fails, reiterate that remote administration and control of a
node is a *good* thing, especially if network security is concerned.