Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Mon Feb 23 15:49:59 PST 2004

Chuck Swiger wrote:

> [...]
thanks, btw.

> What's more of a concern to me is that variables like USE_RC_SUBR are 
> used by the ports infrastructure without being documented in the 
> Porter's Handbook, which perhaps might have avoided this particular debate.
That is absolutely unfortunate, you are right. I was looking into parsing
what is in bsd.port.mk, to get ate least some of the documentation there
into the porters handbook.

> I also have concerns about rcNG breaking things because ports which 
> started up fine before now require an entry in /etc/rc.conf or else they 
> silently fail, but that problem I had a patch for, if it hasn't gotten 
> lost in the shuffle...
This is another big issue we were discussing today. Do you still have the
patch? I don't know if a message at startup is prominent enough...


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