Subject: Re: Proposal for sysutils/rc_subr [was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/www]
To: Johnny Lam <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/27/2001 21:00:08
On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Johnny Lam wrote:

> [Redirected to]
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 12:36:10AM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	Should we provide an rc.subr 'package' that can be pull in for
> > 	packages on pre 1.5 boxes (and linux etc)?
> I think it's a good idea.  I want to take the rc.subr from NetBSD-1.5.2 and
> install it into ${PREFIX}/etc, then craft an INSTALL script to copy it into
> /etc during post-install time.  I think we also want to set it as
> NOT_FOR_PLATFORM=	NetBSD-1.[5-9]*-*
> NOT_FOR_PLATFORM+=	NetBSD-1.[1-9][0-9]*-*
> NOT_FOR_PLATFORM+=	NetBSD-[2-9].*-*
> so that it only installs on pre-1.5 NetBSD systems and on non-NetBSD systems.
> We can stick it either in pkgsrc/sysutils or in pkgsrc/pkgtools.
> All that this does is allow pre-1.5 NetBSD systems and non-NetBSD systems to
> run "/etc/rc.d/foo start|stop|status" from the command line.  It does _not_
> allow those systems to use rc.d scripts during startup like NetBSD>=1.5 does.
> The above is kind of a loose proposal, but how does it sound?

	I like it - I'm definitely willing to test it on Linux :)
	I'd say sysutils.

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