Subject: Re: managing /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/16/2003 11:54:50
On Thu, 15 May 2003, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> All the other noise about automatic activation, possible conflicts, and
> such is really just fallout.  It would mostly go away if the already
> proposed fixes to use ${PREFIX}/share/examples/rc.d (or similar) and the
> appending of instructions to the +DISPLAY file were implemented.  I
> think it would actually go away completely if some tool(s) like "sushi"
> were able to do all the manual parts with the push of a button,
> including any conflict detection and whatnot.  You don't even need
> another tag in the PLIST to identify RCD scripts if they all follow a
> known naming convention (e.g. ${PREFIX}/share/examples/${PKGNAME} --
> note:  PKGNAME, not PKGBASE!).

	That breaks for packages with multiple rc.d scripts such
	as samba (samba, nmbd, smbd).

		David/absolute          -- No hype required --