Subject: Re: HEADS UP: RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR changed to share/examples/rc.d
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/2004 18:01:57
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> >  o There is no good reason that I can see that a default installation
> >    from (pkg)source and a default installation from a binary package
> >    should result in a different result.
> PKG_CREATE_USERGROUP, PKG_CONFIG, and PKG_RCD_SCRIPTS are not only settable in
> /etc/mk.conf, they are settable in the shell environment. This means if you
> set PKG_CONFIG=yes and PKG_RCD_SCRIPTS=yes and then run:

So why does PKG_RCD_SCRIPTS default to "no"?  Binary packages should be
doing as much as possible to ease installation in the default case (which is
a restatement of Havard's restatement of what I said earlier :).

Again, I see no reason it should be possible to disable copying rc.d scripts
unless you're also wanting to disable CONF_FILES and friends at the same
time.  rc.d scripts, in my view, are just another kind of CONF_FILES.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>