Subject: Re: Handling 3rd party rc scripts
To: None <>
From: Shannon <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/06/2002 10:17:53
On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 02:31:46AM -0500, Amitai Schlair wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at 05:17  PM, Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:
> > What about allowing third party packages to place rc scripts
> > in something like /etc/pkg/rc.d?
> I love the idea that for every service on my machine, there's a script to 
> control it, and these scripts generally all work the same way -- including 
> the path to run them. Keep in mind that booting isn't the only time rc.d 
> scripts get run.
> As I see it, if rc.d scripts originating from pkgsrc are registered as 
> part of the packages they control, then there's no reason to put them 
> anywhere but /etc/rc.d. Are there cases I'm not thinking of?

Multiple installs of the same package maybe?

I've been told that the prefix and master/slave code doesn't really
work, but the possibility is there.

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