RFC: Alternate patch to have true new-style rc.d scripts in ports (without touching localpkg)

Christopher Nehren apeiron at comcast.net
Mon Aug 16 10:40:13 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 11:56:53 EDT, Mike Makonnen scribbled these
curious markings:
> I have thought about this considerably, and I think the best solution
> is to have ports rc.d scripts installed to /etc/rc.d. One of the problems

Please, no. This is in direct violation of hier(8), POLA, the concept of 
separating third-party packages from the base system, and it also pollutes the 
concept of a lean, clean, vendor-provided / file system. One of the
things that I love about FreeBSD is that it doesn't make a mess of the
base system like Linux does. If I wanted the mess that putting port
scripts in /etc/rc.d would cause, I'd use Linux.

... well, maybe not.

At the very least, I'd like the current way of doing things (Why does it need 
to be changed, anyway? The current way of doing things is quite close to 
perfect, IMHO.) to remain a viable option. And no, littering /etc/rc.d with 
symlinks is not the way to do it. If I wanted that, again, I'd go to Linux.

Well, I'm fresh out of paint.

If you'd like, you can take this message as a statement of how happy I
am with FreeBSD :-).
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