RFC: Alternate patch to have true new-style rc.d
scripts in ports(without touching localpkg)
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Aug 17 07:02:55 PDT 2004
At 3:11 PM +0200 2004-08-17, sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:
> - Why cannot /usr/local/etc/rc.d be used with rcorder if /etc/rc.d/local
> is okay?
You can't guarantee that /usr/local is on the same filesystem as
/etc (and available early in the boot process), and while you can't
guarantee that /etc/rc.d/local is also on the same filesytem, it's a
lot easier for some people to guarantee.
Moreover, many sites may mount /usr read-only, or /usr/local non-suid.
> - If the argument is that /usr/local is not available: Okay, but in that
> case you won't be able to start the ports anyway, since they are located
> somewhere under /usr/local.
Maybe. Maybe not. It all depends on your particular site
configuration and whether or not you use the ports 100% unchanged,
including location of configuration files, resources, etc....
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