maintainer-feedback requested: [Bug 225985] XDM missing a rc service: submitting a simple tested draft

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Bug 225985: XDM missing a rc service: submitting a simple tested draft

--- Description ---
along with some other XDM users, I noticed the x11/xdm package does not extract
a rc script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d, hence it's mandatory to enable an netry in
/etc/ttys no start XDM at login by default. I'm currently using a simple
service I created myself (tested and working), you may want to revise it and
include something similar  in the official XDM port.

My XDM a service is defined as follows:

Thursday at 11:41 AM#2
forquare said:
I've noted that there is no xdm service file in any of the rc.d directories I
can find (in /etc/rc.d and /usr/local/etc/rc.d) on either of the machines I've
tried...Is there something additional I need to install?
Hi, finally another XDM user!
I usually start it from /etc/ttys as per default, turning on the 8th entry,
I've never attempted to start as rc service, nad I can confirmx11/xdm port
doesn't extract any script inside /usr/local/etc/rc.d, and on the other had, it
seems there's no default xdm service in FreeBSD, otherwise rc.conf(5) would
have mentioned it, and it doesn't; also see this thread on freebbsd-questions
mailing list. Hence, is it possible SirDice had forgotten about having made his
own script when he stated so?
Anyway I suppose you could safely make one as well...I'm far less competent
than you here, but something like:


. /etc/rc.subr

# PROVIDE: xdm
# KEYWORD: nojail shutdown

export PATH="/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin"

load_rc_config $name
run_rc_command "$1"

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