cvs commit: ports/mail/qmail Makefile pkg-plist ports/mail/qmail/files rcNG

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Jul 30 17:56:36 UTC 2007

Renato Botelho wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 08:54:06AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
>> Renato Botelho wrote:
>>> garga       2007-07-28 13:50:18 UTC
>>>   FreeBSD ports repository
>>>   Modified files:
>>>     mail/qmail           Makefile pkg-plist 
>>>   Added files:
>>>     mail/qmail/files     rcNG 
>>>   Log:
>>>   - Add a rcNG startup script to ${PREFIX}/boot
>>>   PR:             ports/110109
>>>   Submitted by:   kitsune <v.velox at>
>>>   Revision  Changes    Path
>>>   1.122     +3 -0      ports/mail/qmail/Makefile
>>>   1.1       +83 -0     ports/mail/qmail/files/rcNG (new)
>>>   1.15      +2 -1      ports/mail/qmail/pkg-plist
>> Can I ask why this was done in such a non-standard way? I have a
>> number of concerns, but maybe if you explain what's being done some of
>> them will be relieved. :)
> qmail and qmail related ports are non-standard on lot of things.

Ok, then what I'm saying is that I don't think they should be
non-standard on _this_ thing. If there are no existing examples of
this kind of script for qmail stuff then I would like to see this one
migrated to a proper rc.d format, and installed with USE_RC_SUBR.

> I added this non-standard rcNG script as an example,

To start with, we don't refer to it as rcNG, and (with all due respect
to the author) it's a bad example. Please take a look at
to get a better idea of what such a script should look like.

> it doesn't touch etc/rc.d and so i was not worried with it.

I'm afraid I don't understand what this means. The script I looked at
was clearly designed to use the rc.d system, whether it lives in



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