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Re: smf and rc.d

* On 2015-09-19 at 15:22 BST, Richard PALO wrote:

> At "real" install time, INIT_SYSTEM should determine whether to
> install the packages rc.d files to RCD_SCRIPTS_DIR or to install the
> smf file. I believe share/examples should always have both.

I don't see any merit in that.  It would add significant complexity,
and be very fragile having to determine INIT_SYSTEM at install time.
Where would you set it, pkg_install.conf?  Environment variable?

Also, why would you want rc.d scripts when you have SMF support?  And
what happens when we introduce launchd/systemd/etc support, do all
those INIT_SYSTEM's get installed too even though they may be
completely incompatible with the target system?

Basically I see no advantage to doing it that way and plenty of
drawbacks and inconsistencies.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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