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Re: DEPENDS+= mozilla-rootcerts (Re: ham/trustedQSL)

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Makoto Fujiwara <> wrote:
> To process this part properly, following steps are necessary (I believe),
>  (1) # pkg_add mozilla-rootcerts     (not if DEPENDS in Makefile)
>  and after reading 'pkg_info -D mozilla-rootcerts' or so,
>  (2) # mozilla-rootcerts install

I have argued in the past for automatically doing the "install" step,
as the package is basically useless otherwise. But there has been
resistance from people saying that certificate lists are config files
and should be installed manually by the administrator.

Personally, I believe that this represents a non-obvious hoop to jump
through for a normal user. Probably 90% of people who install the
mozilla-rootcerts package do not care about any of these subtleties,
they just want the damn certificate warnings to go away.

(This is why I wrote the install mode, by the way. Before that, the
instructions were like "just execute these ten simple commands".)


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