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

Jan Srzednicki w at expro.pl
Tue Aug 17 08:59:03 PDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 10:09:25AM -0500, Scot Hetzel wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Aug 2004 10:08:12 +0200, Jan Srzednicki <w at expro.pl> wrote:
> > 
> > That's why my suggestion would be: /etc/rc.d/local/ (or
> > /etc/rc.d/ports/, or whatever you want to call it). In this way you can
> > easily separate both directories, and as new-style ports rc-scripts have
> > to be placed in the new location, there is absolutely no confusion about
> > them. Old scripts in /usr/local/etc/rc.d would be run with localpkg as
> > they have been before.
> > 
> Except this breaks for people who are NFS mounting /usr/local from
> another machine, as the startup scripts are on the machine where the
> port was originally installed, instead on in local/etc/rc.d.  Which is
> one of the purposes of putting them into local/etc/rc.d in the first
> place.

That can easily be fixed by a global make option (in /etc/make.conf)
that would not install anything in /etc/rc.d/local/ and use old-style
/usr/local/etc/rc.d, even if the system supports /etc/rc.d/local/. So it
brings us to two make options - INSTALL_RCD and IGNORE_INSTALL_RCD (just
a naming suggestion). /etc/rc.d/localpkg won't go away, so this seems to
me to be a good solution.

Jan 'wrzask' Srzednicki
w at expro.pl

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