Subject: Re: a couple of package related issues
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Eivind Eklund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/31/1998 03:38:03
On Sun, Aug 30, 1998 at 07:15:19PM -0600, Jim Bernard wrote:
>   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.

FreeBSD does this by having /usr/local/etc/rc.d (or actually
${PREFIX}/rc.d).  I don't see it as a perfect solution (I'd like to
have dependencies between different packages be explict), but at least
it works...