What is policy about auto-editing config files on port install / deinstall?
crees at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 3 14:25:21 UTC 2013
On 3 January 2013 12:12, Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de> wrote:
> Scot Hetzel <swhetzel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Miroslav Lachman <000.fbsd at quip.cz> wrote:
>> > Is somewhere written policy or portmgr recommendation about ports behavior
>> > on install / deinstall?
> My impression is that every maintainer has her own undocumented
> policy although the approaches taken could be grouped into a few
There is as far as I know no portmgr recommendation about stopping
services etc; one may suggest that the inclusion of @stopdaemon
support is encouragement, but also it's only supposed to be used if
stopping the service is vital upon deinstall according to many.
>> > I am talking about some ports doing "nasty" things.
>> > Some ports are stopping services on deinstall, some not.
>> I prefer that when a port is uninstalled, that the service is stopped.
> As long as it is optional and doesn't happen automatically
> I could live with that.
Having this configurable with the current pkg_install suite is
basically a non-starter.
Allegedly this is a feature planned for pkgng.
Currently, it is generally discouraged to put @stopdaemon into your
pkg-plist unless something will probably break leaving your service
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