Subject: Re: new news server pkg - some questions
To: Ingolf Steinbach <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/16/2001 12:03:56
I hope that some modifications will be made soon by one of the
pkgsrc developers which will make the config file location issues
moot - and much more besides - I'll let him say more about it if
he wants to.

I don't particularly like packages which install things outside
${PREFIX}, but I think we all realise that sometimes there's no
way round it. So I think we'll just have to live with the message
about /var/spool/news.

I have no idea which uid/gid this should be running with.

Thanks for doing this,

On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 11:47:13AM +0100, Ingolf Steinbach wrote:
> Hi,
> in order to improve the leafnode package (see pkg/13830),
> I have some questions:
> - Remembering some emails on tech-pkg, I will undo the patch
>   which modifies /etc/leafnode to ${PREFIX}/etc/leafnode.
>   Is /etc/leafnode the desired location for the configuration
>   files?
> - How can I put /etc/leafnode/config.example into the PLIST?
>   (I think that this file should be uninstalled. The "real"
>    config file shouldn't.)
> - The package will not delete the spool directory during
>   pkg_delete but instead display a message indicating that
>   the contents of /var/spool/news can be removed manually.
>   Is this acceptable?
> - With which uid/gid should the news server run? At the
>   moment, it runs as news:news. Should it be uucp:daemon,
>   news:daemon, or something like that?
> Regards
>     Ingolf
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