Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/15/2003 18:25:37
On Sat, 15 Mar 2003 11:00:51 -0500
"Michael G. Schabert" <> wrote:

> 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 ;-).

IIRC there is a PR adding a feature to capture such messages and send
them through mail to the administrator, so they don't get lost...
Try to search for it.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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