Subject: Re: HEADS UP: RCD_SCRIPTS_EXAMPLEDIR changed to share/examples/rc.d
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/02/2005 16:45:51
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On Sun, 2 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> > > What I'm looking for is something along the lines of "make packages
> > > install faster" "increase portability" "make it easier for na´ve users
> > > to install" "stop bothering expert pgcsrc maintainers" "fix a bug
> > > in binary packages" "make NetBSD look more like linux"  "change just
> > > to stir things a bit" ...
> >
> > "make packages faster to install" is something like it; "make packages with
> > daemons easier to enable for automatic startup without surprising the admin
> > by starting up unexpectedly" is probably closer.
> Add: "the packaging system is who manages files and keeps track of them".

Yes, that's true, but it's actually a superset of my request.  To make the
packaging system properly track files, it is necessary to:

* install files by default, not requiring admin copying (the primary
  technical part of my request), and

* track any configurable pathnames for those installed files so that
  pkg_delete can find them without having to set the appropriate env vars a
  second time.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>