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Re: pkg/41421: Improvement for pkgsrc

On Wed, 13 May 2009 07:00:01 +0000 (UTC) wrote:
> A manual step is required to transfer these scripts to /etc/rc.d/ which is 
> fine, but some discussion in today revealed concern 
> from some administrators/users regarding mixing pkgsrc stuff with the stock 
> system.

Huh?  They get installed automatically with make install for me.

> >Fix:
> If pkgsrc could place these files (or copies) in /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/ and 
> ensure the system is updated to use this path as a secondary when the needed 
> control script isn't found in the usual /etc/rc.d/ directory.

Ugh!  Please don't.  FreeBSD does this and it drives me nuts.  If I
need to run one manually I always have to consider whether it is a
system supplied one or a ports supplied one.  I like NetBSD's putting
them all together.  After all, there can't be any conflict or the new
one will never run anyway.

There's another problem.  What if /usr/pkg is not available at boot?

I agree that pkgsrc should mostly keep itself fenced in but some things
belong in system directories.  You wouldn't suggest a second password
file for pkgsrc installed users would you?

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