Subject: Re: implementing the rc.subr package on Linux
To: Louis Guillaume <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/17/2005 18:30:51
On Mon, 17 Oct 2005, Louis Guillaume wrote:

> I've installed the rc.subr and rcorder packages on Linux (RedHat). They work 
> fine, but aren't part of the general system startup proceudures.
> What is the best, or recommended way to implement these so that pkgsrc-built 
> services will start up at boot time?
> Same question goes for other systems, such as AIX, Macintosh etc.

You may want to look at pkgsrc-wip's wip/mk/ It was any idea that I 
never tested myself nor implemented.

One thing that could be done is to have all the pkgsrc provided rc.d 
scripts not hard-code: . /etc/rc.subr but instead use
. @PKG_SYSCONFDIR@/rc.subr

There was discussion about this a couple years ago.

Also, I packaged up my own wip/rc.subr because the pkgsrc version didn't 
meet my needs. I need to go back and see if it can be removed or not.

I use PKG_SYSCONFBASE=/etc and so I don't have this problem myself once I 
have rc.subr installed.

I do use rc.subr and rcorder on various Linux systems for a couple years 

  Jeremy C. Reed

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