Subject: Re: Packages touching /etc/services
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/19/2006 19:53:06
> speaking as someone who has no idea about what he's talking about, how
> hard would it be to have /etc/services include or reference a file such
> as /usr/pkg/etc/services?

Generally /etc/services is handled by getservent(3) functions. pkgsrc can 
not easily provide a new getservent(3) for the many operating systems 
provided supported by pkgsrc. Maybe some systems use a nsswitch.conf 
database for it too.

 Jeremy C. Reed

echo 'I7@87944:;6<754372=9=?48812=7043:>' | tr '0-@' 'wutrofn'