Subject: Re: post-installation and rc.d enhancements
To: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/2002 10:29:37
On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Alan Barrett wrote:
> > > On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > > > we don't have to edit the file -- we can just re-install the whole file
> > > > with each package that has an rc.d script.
> If I reinstall an old binary package, then it would overwrite my
> existing copy of the "defaults" file, thus destroying the defaults for
> newer packages.
Oh. Now I understand what you mean.
> I want my private packages to use the same framework as NetBSD packages.
> If all NetBSD packages are supposed to add their variables to a single
> monolithic "defaults" file, but my private packages are not allowed to
> do that, then my private packages are not using the same infrastructure.
Ok, David Brownlee suggested (in another forum), that we add a
pre-amble to package rc.d scripts for "sushi". So how about if we do
1) Every rc.d script (package, base, local) gets a pre-amble that
includes the comment, and the type of variable (yes/no, flags,
2) We create a utility, to live in "/usr/sbin", that generates
"/etc/defaults/rc.conf" and "/etc/defaults/sushi-rcconf" from
the information embedded in the scripts in "/etc/rc.d", and run
it from "pkg_add", or base system "make install" (it'll have to
be a host tool) or pkgsrc "make install" (when necessary)?