Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Michael G. Schabert <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/15/2003 11:00:51
>  > alpha# more MESSAGE
>Yes, REALLY!  :-)
>The "MESSAGE" file is not the only instructional text displayed when
>such a package is installed.

True, but it is the only text that I know how to read without 
(re)installing the package. At the time, I was doing a make release, 
and I recently took out some swap from my main NetBSD machine and 
didn't want to risk running out of resources during the build.

Perhaps it would be wise to either move the "files should be created 
in /etc/rc.d" notices to MESSAGE, or make them otherwise available 
post-install. Many packages are installed as dependencies of other 
packages. In these cases, the SOP for everyone I know is to type 
"make install" and walk away while stuff scrolls seemingly forever. 
Any messages that may have been shown upon installation of [any but 
the final] package are long gone out of the scroll buffer by the time 
the user returns. Using "script" is an option, but that means 
tediously looking through tons of junk ;-).

Just my thoughts,
Bikers don't *DO* taglines.