To: Jonathan Perkin <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/23/2002 08:20:25
On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Jonathan Perkin wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 11:37:34PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Indeed there is a reason.   The generic configuration cannot assume that
> > ${PREFIX} is on the root filesystem, and therefore that's not a suitable
> > place for the scripts to be run from, by default.
> That doesn't make sense to me.  If ${PREFIX} isn't on the root
> filesystem, then the script will fail anyway because it can't run the
> program in question.

It does make sense, because "rcorder" needs to read the scripts in
order to sort them according to their embedded tags *before* it runs
the first one.

If you search through the mail archives for tech-pkg, tech-userlevel,
and current-users, you'll find literally hundreds of messages on the
topic, including work-arounds and hacks for any possible thing you'd
like to do, from chaining "rc" to putting a time of "@reboot" in your
crontab. Please review the archives before re-opening the discussion.