Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/24/2001 10:24:58
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> I really don't think we should be touching (3) in your list above: I
> don't think that pkg_delete should be doing admin-type tasks like
> turning off services for you.

I agree. I'm not even sure why we're contemplating some kind of sweep
for this. The typical daemon doesn't have any support files in
${LOCALBASE}, and responds nicely to "kill", in any case. Consider
ntpd, wwwoffled, sshd, named: the configurations go under /etc or
/var, and the rc.d script is copied to /etc/rc.d. What's the big deal?