To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/23/2004 19:03:09
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > >  1) To enable "wwwwoffled" to start on boot on NetBSD-1.5 or newer,
> > >  please copy "${RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR}/wwwoffled" to "/etc/rc.d/" and add
> > >  "wwwoffled=YES" to /etc/rc.conf. To do the same on older systems,
> > >  add the following to /etc/rc.local:
> > >
> > >  if [ -x ${RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR}/wwwoffle ]; then
> > >      ${RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR}/wwwoffle
> > >  fi
> > >
> > >
> > > The above will work, but is wrong.
> I just noticed above will not work because the filename is wrong. (It
> should have a "d" at the end.)

Oh, right.

> > Which part of that is wrong, and why?
> That MESSAGE and a few others reference using the RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR
> as the place to run the rc.d script from. A few pkgsrc users and
> developers have suggested that RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR be changed to
> /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/ (as the default). I hope to do that soon. (I
> have been using that on a couple machines for at least a year.)
> So the MESSAGE will suggest using /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/wwwoffle as
> the script to run. Because it is an "examples" script, it may seem wrong
> for some users to read that.
> It seems like we should suggest they manually or automatically copy it to

I agree with that. The idea behind the second part was to support
NetBSD-1.4*, which had no "/etc/rc.d", nor was there a package for
rc.d at the time. That second part could go bye now.

> I meant to provide a quick example of a good MESSAGE for this, but didn't
> do that yet.

What about non-NetBSD users? Or is everybody running the rc.d port?