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Re: pkgsrc/x11/xdm and rc.d script and configs

Alan Barrett <> writes:

> On Sat, 28 Jun 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> pkgsrc/x11/xdm's rc.d script has same name as /etc/rc.d/xdm
>> 1) 
>> /etc/rc.d/xdm has wrong command -- runs wrong or non-existent xdm
> I think it's a bug for the NetBSD base system to put /etc/rc.d/xdm in
> the etc.tgz set; it should be in xetc.tgz, which would not be installed

I agree, but..

> if one chooses not to use the XFree86 implementation frmo the base
> system.  Similarly for other X-related things.

Having a base system installed with the x sets should still allow one to
use pkgsrc xorg.

> That doesn't quite solve the problem, though: pkgsrc would still need to
> cater for systems that are migrating frmo XFree86 to Xorg and have the
> /etc/rc.d/xdm from the base system.
>> Should it be installed with a different name, like xorg-xdm?
> I don't think so.  I think "xdm" is the right name for this script,
> regardless of what other problems we have making it work.

I wonder if we can do it with a rc.conf.d that sets the path, much like
how one overrides base postfix to pkgsrc postfix.  Perhaps we could have
that installed automatically with RCD_SCRIPTS=YES.

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