Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/25/1998 22:21:58 (Tim Rightnour) writes:

>I have a severe problem with pkgs that either run thier binarys automaticly
>(mysql) or make changes to existing config files (aside from frivolous stuff
>like rplay).

Hear! Hear!

>If you are going to go injecting code in someone's web server.. you had either
>better warn them, make it interactive and optional "do you want me to inject
>this?" or provide a "inject" script and tell the user "run this to inject the
>needed configs into your config file /usr/pkg/etc/foo.conf"

I loathe gratitously interactive packages.  They make it difficult
to install systems automatically.

Christoph Badura
Verlag O'Reilly