Subject: RE: Summary: Third-party rc.d scripts
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/08/2002 12:48:18
On 08-Feb-02 Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> I think there won't ever be that many package rc.d scripts. We could
> just list all of them in basesrc/etc/defaults/rc.conf, and in the
> corresponding file for sushi. This way, 1) the defaults/rc.conf (and the
> form file for sushi?) only gets frobbed if it's out of date, 2) updating
> the base system won't lose the defaults. Same principle if it's chosen
> instead to use defaults/rc.pkg.conf, included by defaults/rc.conf.

Thats not unreasonable to do right now, but it has issues.  Namely, that if a
new package comes along that wants an rc.d script, sushi will have no knowledge
of it, unless we somehow predicted it's arrival before the release. :)

It also might confuse some people, who see "apache" in thier configuration file,
and turn it on, wondering why it doesn't start or work.

Tim Rightnour <>
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