Subject: Re: Packages touching /etc/services
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 06/20/2006 12:29:02
In article <20060620015656.GA20286@NetBSD.org> Johnny wrote:
: In this case where packages directly edit /etc/services, there are two
: (1) Remove the added entries on package deletion, similar to what is
: currently done with /etc/shells.
: (2) Inform the user in a MESSAGE file that the appropriate entries
: should be added to the /etc/services database, e.g.
: mail/cyrus-imapd and sysutils/cfengine2.
: If we decide to do option (1), then we should add it as an action to
: the pkginstall framework so that we have one implementation of this
: and we don't have to rely on each package to come up with its own way
: to do it. Doing option (2) is quite easy and is what many packages
: in pkgsrc already do.
: Personally, I like option (1) because it means more "grunt work" is
: handled automatically for the admin, and the pkginstall action would
: output something to indicate that services were being added to
: /etc/services, e.g.
: Adding services for skkserv-3.9.4nb4 to /etc/services:
: skkserv 1178/tcp
: and the following line would be automatically added to (and upon
: deinstallation, removed from) /etc/services:
: skkserv 1178/tcp # skkserv-3.9.4nb4
I prefer option (1), too.
However, we should handle if the service is already defined in
- if it is defined with a different port, error out.
- if has been added by another package, only remove it when both
packages are deleted.
- if it is already present -- not added by a package -- don't remove
The last two cases are similar to how we handle creating directories