Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon Feb 2 00:35:45 PST 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 01:32, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at> writes:
> > There was a problem with testing for /etc/rc.subr existence with package
> > builds on bento.  However, this is being addressed in the current 4-exp
> > build.
> Thanks.
> Another issue with rc.subr is POLA.  Previously, anything listed in
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d would start at boot time (or when you ran the
> script manually).  Now, though, ports using rc.subr don't start unless
> you explicitly enable them in /etc/rc.conf.  The startup script will
> simply do nothing, with no warning to the user.  I got bitten by this
> last night when I updated SpamAssassin on my mail server, and found
> out only this morning that it had switched to using rc.subr.
> I'm not going to start an argument about the desirability of this; the
> point is that people need to be made aware of it.

I agree, and I was almost bit in the same manner.  This would best be
done by the porter via pkg-message so that it works the same for both
ports and packages.


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