Subject: Re: a couple of package related issues
To: None <>
From: Jim Bernard <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/30/1998 19:15:19
  I can't resist pointing out that, if we had rc.d or something similar,
there would be no issue here at all.  pkg_add would dump a script into a
standard location, and the system administrator would examine and activate
it at his/her leisure.  Of course, the very mention of the concept is
considered blasphemy by some.

On 8 31, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> This is crap becuase how fine-grained do you want to get this, and who
> decides what to do and where to put it in. For now, we have ONE singel
> command to do things, and that's it, period.
>  On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Tim
> Rightnour wrote:
> > On 30-Aug-98 Kimmo Suominen spoke unto us all:
> > #  I'd just really hate the idea of packages modifying my /etc/rc.local at
> > #  any point.  I keep it in RCS, which they cannot know, and I don't think
> > #  you can always just simply append to it (dependencies won't be right).
> > 
> > True.. I personally wouldn't let it near my system either.. but the idea is to
> > have a separate utility/command that does the work only if you tell it to.  
> > 
> > so you would do:
> > pkg_add foo-1.3
> > pkg_setup foo-1.3
> > 
> > If you don't want it messing with your stuff.. then just do it by hand.. (which
> > is what we do now anyway, and alot of us would prefer)  This is more designed
> > for Joe Random who probably doesn't use RCS.. ;)
> >