Subject: Re: The 'rc.d' framework and startup scripts
To: grant beattie <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/03/2003 21:40:09
grant beattie wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 09:41:56PM +0200, Jaka Jejcic wrote:
>>I think the best way is to use pkg rc subsystem on all platforms and os', 
>>even on default NetBSD.
>>Automatization is not necessary since only one startup script could
>>be manualy inserted in system's startup (i may be wrong on this one ;)
> right, and pkgtools/rc.subr does not (yet) provide rcorder or
> equivalent functionality, but it does allow these rc scripts to be
> used.

rcorder is available from pkgsrc-wip as wip/rcorder

> I'm personally against providing "portable" versions of startup
> scripts as well as rc.d style, even if both versions are contained in
> the same file.  we already have packages which provide this
> portability, and using them is a lot less work than reinventing the
> wheel (and it's much cleaner).

I'm not sure that sucessfully understands you (excuse me for my poor English). 
Could you please talk me bit more exactly, what is preferred way for you -
(1) use the different rc scripts installed in dependency on used OS, or
(2) use the depnedency on "rc.d" framework, or (3) some another way?
Next, that packages you are talking about are the pkgtools/rc.subr
and wip/rcorder?

Best wishes,