Subject: Re: install/15572: /etc/mk.conf (among other things)
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From: Havard Eidnes <email@example.com>
Date: 02/23/2002 17:26:51
Chris Pinnock (on CC line) reported the problem that on a freshly
installed NetBSD system (in his case 1.5.3_ALPHA), the daily
insecurity report will report /etc/mk.conf as missing. If I've
understood correctly, this is because that file is listed in
NetBSD 1.5.3_ALPHA does not ship that file (it's not in the set lists,
not in the basesrc/etc/ directory, and not installed after a "make
release" in the $DESTDIR/etc/ directory). However, the file and its
format *is* documented in mk.conf(5).
Further digging reveals that /etc/mk.conf would not be part of any
-current snapshot either, for the same reasons as above.
I'm wondering whether this is intentional, or whether we should be
shipping a mostly-empty /etc/mk.conf which simply contains a pointer
to the manual page.