Subject: Re: bbconf patch
To: Tonnerre <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/26/2005 11:27:29
On Thu, 26 May 2005, Tonnerre wrote:

> As the bbconf team itself puts it, using killall to notify blackbox
> is a bad idea. This patch makes it use pkill itself, which actually
> exists on NetBSD.

-               system("killall -HUP blackbox");
+               system("pkill -HUP blackbox");

pkgsrc works on many systems that don't have a native pkill or a killall
that works like they expect.

Nevertheless, your fix is better than what originally exists.

The pkill I use on some of my Linux systems is from procps in
pkgsrc-wip. And killall from pkgsrc/sysutils/psmisc.

Maybe we can define something like KILL_BLACKBOX and set it like:

CPPFLAGS+=	-DKILL_BLACKBOX="pkill -HUP blackbox"

And others based on OPSYS.

Also, it appears this assumes that only one blackbox process is running on
the system.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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