cvs commit: src/etc rc rc.shutdown rc.subr src/etc/rc.d localpkg src/sys/sys param.h

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Dec 16 01:54:02 PST 2005

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 02:39:55AM +0100, Jeremie Le Hen wrote:
> Hi, Doug,
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 05:49:22PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> > > Typical problem for porter (like me) is not knowing deeps of rc.d 
> > > subsystem. To be more specific, personally me can't make 'apache13' port 
> > > do its limits without damaging main rc shell in the same time. If you can, 
> > > please look 'apache13' port and feel free to fix rc script there.
> > 
> > I'm sorry if I wasn't clear before, the only thing port authors need to do
> > for properly functioning rc.d-style scripts is to install them as foo
> > instead of I have attached an untested patch for apache13 that
> > should do the trick, or at least show you what I have in mind.
> > 
> > At some point down the road, when we've dropped support for releases prior
> > to 6.1, this will simply be the way that all such scripts are installed, but
> > between now and then, there will be some transition pain involved.
> When I first read your mail on arch@ I didn't think about it, but now
> I'm reading this thread, it stirs my mind.  RELENG_6 is supposed to
> be very stable.  Though the ultimate stability would be to stay in
> RELENG_6_0, I think MFC'ing those changes to RELENG_6 would cause much
> pain to system administrators who will be upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 if
> they don't not update their apache13 port accordingly.

Similar changes to ports are ongoing all the time, so I don't think
this argument is a very good one.

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