Subject: Re: hardcoded etc/rc.d in PLISTs instead of RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/22/2003 22:42:13
> > because packages use a lot more than just install(1) to put files in
> > the right place.

Exactly. Many files installed via pkgsrc are initially installed with cp,
mv, tar, pax, cpio, ln, and various custom installers (instead of

Nobody has the time to go through all this software to make them have a
consistent installation method (or tool).

For the 30+ packages I have made, "make print-PLIST" usually provides a
good (and sometimes excellent) start.

   Jeremy C. Reed