Subject: Re: managing /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d
To: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 05/14/2003 17:01:44
On Wed, 14 May 2003, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> [What option?] The *whole* *point* of requiring users to copy a file
> to /etc/rc.d before a daemon is started, is so that the system won't
> start running random listeners by itself. How much easier can it be,
> than to copy a single file to /etc/rc.d, edit /etc/rc.conf, then run
> that file? As evidenced by the original post, all these beautifully
> helpful options are just confusing people.
Requiring copying the file to /etc/rc.d doesn't stop the
system from running random listeners - requiring setting in
rc.conf does that. We should either have a command to install
the rc.d files for a given package, or just install them
by default (ie default PKG_RCD_SCRIPTS=yes).
> This entire topic has been discussed to death on the appropriate
> lists, and it's not even on topic here. Our shame is that we've layed
> out 100,000 options, rather than coming to a decision to give users
> one recommended way.
It might make sense to try to list the useful options, then
provide just those, in a clearly documented way.
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