Subject: Re: OPSYS specific MESSAGEs
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/26/2003 18:09:02
Before I send-pr ...

Some MESSAGEs mention setting up rc.conf. Maybe another MESSAGE.rc can be
for that. (Because I use it even for non-NetBSD.)

Or maybe a MESSAGE can be automatically generated for explaining rc.conf
and rc.d that way it can be consistent.

For example, look at:
 net/pxe/MESSAGE ... Makefile needs to use PKG_SYSCONFDIR too
 sysutils/bkpupsd/MESSAGE ... also needs to use PKG_SYSCONFDIR
 (and others)

If any packages include rc.conf.d/ config, then that could be in a
different MESSAGE, unless the automatic part can figure that out too.

What do you think about having a consistent message about that rc.d and
rc.conf setup?

   Jeremy C. Reed

p.s. By the way, I have noticed that some rc scripts work a little without
the rc.subr or rc.conf (because they check if the files exist).