Subject: pkg/24587: maradns rc.d script is useless
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/27/2004 21:42:03
>Number:         24587
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       the net/maradns rc.d script is useless
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 27 20:43:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZK
System: NetBSD 1.6ZK NetBSD 1.6ZK (PORTER) #0: Fri Feb 27 10:41:17 CET 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

The maradns pkg installs various programs, only one of which is "maradns".
The rc.d script only starts "maradns" - but for example an authoritative
name server needs to run "zoneserver" as well.

Even worse, the "maradns" program does not daemonize - but the rc.d script
ignores this fact, so the startup process will stop once maradns runs.


Install maradns and try to use it or look at the maradns documentation
and read the script.

Remove the script - or do it correctly.