Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/16/2003 15:57:16
Thus spake Michael G. Schabert ("MGS> ") sometime Today...

MGS> X11 and certain special cases like standalone-tcsh. X11 binaries
MGS> should not be called by rc, but rather by xdm, xinit, etc. The
MGS> special cases that install outside /usr could easily also simply use
MGS> the "regular" /etc/rc.conf and /etc/rc.d/.

X11 binaries should not be called except by xdm, xinit, etc...

That presents a small catch-22 in the case of how to get xdm started,
don't you think?

/etc/rc.d/xdm comes somewhere after mountall in the grand scheme
of things...

Perhaps /etc/rc.d/local should run after mountall, in which it
sources ${PKGBASE}/etc/rc.conf, runs rcorder on ${PKGBASE}/etc/rc.d,
runs those scripts and returns control to whatever comes after

...or maybe it does that already, but I don't think so.

NetBSD, Net Improvement.