Subject: Re: Handling 3rd party rc scripts
To: Shannon <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/07/2002 12:27:55
On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Shannon wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 10:38:46AM -0500, Amitai Schlair wrote:
> >
> > I'd like to see pkgsrc eventually support installing multiple instances
> > of a package. However, it doesn't yet, and it's going to be hard anyway,
> > plus we don't know exactly how it'll work. So I think we shouldn't worry
> > about it too much right now.
> The problem is that people are doing this already. It's not uncommon to
> have two copies of something like Apache, one normal package and one in
> /usr/local, perhaps even several.
> I think it would be very wrong to store /usr/pkg and /usr/local
> configuration files in /etc. Maybe if you put them in subdirectories
> like /etc/local and /etc/pkg, but definitely not in /etc itself.

"/etc/rc.d/" scripts are not configuration files. They're supposed to be
used out-of-the-box, like other support files in "share", or
"/usr/lib/<package>". If you don't copy the "active" file to
"/etc/rc.d", how do you decide which script to run?