Subject: Re: upgraded from 2.1 to 3.0rc5, dhcpd problems with bpf
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Carl Brewer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/13/2005 10:29:58
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <>, Carl Brewer writes:
>> Matthias Scheler wrote:
>>> In article <>,
>>> 	Carl Brewer <> writes:
>>>> This is my current update script, have I missed anything obvious?
>>> Yes, the fact that there is a script called "postinstall" distributed
>>> with NetBSD 3.0 which does this job for you:
>> Noted, but how well does this deal with apps installed from pkgsrc that
>> overload/replace the original NBSD ones (eg openssh)?
>> Every time I run postinstall fix it wants to put the default sshd into
>> /etc/rc.d, for example.
> That's a problem NetBSD has no satisfactory solution for.  I use my own 
> script to invoke all of the standard installation scripts; it does
> 	chmod /usr/bin/lp /usr/bin/lpr 

Yeah, I do the same with dig, ssh & scp etc.  But, not with sendmail,
that bit's been done neatly... I guess as MTA's are such regularly
changed beasts it makes sense to have mailer.conf (similar idea I guess
to the alternatives symlink mess in loonucks).

Having /usr/pkg/bin in my path fixes a lot of these minor overloading
issues though, but not scp!