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Re: pkg/52861 (Adding an rc file to syncthing.)
> Synopsis: Adding an rc file to syncthing.
> State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
> State-Changed-By: nia%NetBSD.org@localhost
> State-Changed-When: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:25:00 +0000
> I've added an rc script to the syncthing package already, not being aware
> of this PR. Let me know what you think of it?
It looks basically fine to me.
(Part of the reason I didn't address this is that I never got around to
it and kept forgetting.)
One of the reasons I hesitated to add an rc.d script is that syncthing
is not clearly a system daemon vs. a user daemon. And if it's a user
daemon, then there should be able to be an instance per user. So a
variable scheme that admits possibly many users is in order, something
syncthing_users="alice bob charlie"
syncthing_home.alice = /home/alice
[and so on]
And this is a specific case of users starting up programs at boot, for
which there should be a more general mechanism. On NetBSD, @reboot in
crontab might be that, or might not. For pkgsrc in general with rc.d,
crontab features don't address the issue.
Certainly, what you've done works for one user, and what was there before
worked for zero users, so it's a big improvement.
I too am curious to hear what the original submitter thinks; if
satisfactory we can certainly close the PR.
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