Curious behavior today

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Tue Apr 18 18:02:05 UTC 2006

Jonathan Horne wrote:

>well if its an official change in procedure, i have no problem with
>adapting.  the reason it raised my eyebrow today, aside from happening on
>2 boxes at the same time, same daemons, but vsftpd did the same thing last
>weekend when i compiled the port after latest cvsup.  vsftpd needed to
> for it to start at boot (with vsftpd_enable="YES" in
>/etc/rc.conf).  while i did not reboot my test boxes to see whether or not
>dovecot and saslauthd did or did not start at boot without the .sh on
>their scripts, it still wondered what was going on.
>i have several more additional daemons to compile in today, it will be
>interesting to see their installation behavior as well.
My understanding is that the changes were going to be done in a 
backwards-compatible way so if something didn't work "out-of-the-box" 
for you then there may be something wrong somewhere.  I don't know 
enough to say what, if anything, is wrong with those ports.

What I thought was that *you* wouldn't have to adapt at all, unless you 
write or maintain a port, but that port maintainers would have to change 
over to the new style.  I thought it was also going to stay compatible 
with the old style, since 5.X won't, as I understand it, get the 
changes.  But ports still have to work on 5.X, one would hope!


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