Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*
To: Greywolf <>
From: Michael G. Schabert <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/15/2003 18:17:48
At 3:01 PM -0800 3/15/03, Greywolf wrote:
>Thus spake Michael G. Schabert ("MGS> ") sometime Today...
>MGS> This would seem to imply to me that it is kosher to use
>MGS> /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/* for installed packages. Within the last few
>MGS> months I noticed that rc's default behavior has changed such that if
>MGS> you only uncomment the above lines and don't bother to put apache=YES
>MGS> into the rc.conf file, it will tell you:
>MGS> /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/apache: WARNING: $apache is not set properly - see
>MGS> rc.conf(5).
>Should /etc/rc.conf by default contain the line:
>. /usr/pkg/etc/rc.conf
>at its end?
>This would roughly complete the root-pkg split.

That is what makes sense to me personally...having 
/usr/pkg/etc/rc.conf, and having the YESses in that file look for the 
/usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/ files directly without needing /etc/rc.local 
calling full path /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/ files. I like having packages 
separate (save for X11R6, but that's optional).

Bikers don't *DO* taglines.