[Tor-BSD] FreeBSD permissions issues

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue Nov 17 18:45:51 EST 2015

Pete Wright:
> On 11/17/15 14:41, N.J. Thomas wrote:
>> * Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> [2015-11-17 14:23:13-0800]:
>>>> Has anyone else noticed the same? Am I doing something wrong with my
>>>> install, or does this need to be fixed?
>>> on my end this info is already included in the pkg-message.in file which
>>> should get printed to stdout when installing the pkg.
>> Ugh, serves me right for ignoring this during installation.
>> I guess my next question is, if is this something that can be automated?
>> Is there any particular reason this is a manual step?
> hrm - this is usually something i offload to my configuration mgmt tool
> of choice but it got me thinking.  i re-read the porter's handbook for
> freebsd and sure enough it looks like this could be scripted.  i think
> if we drop a file named "post-install" in
> /usr/ports/security/tor-devel/files/ we could script this stuff.  i am
> thinking this is akin to %post directives in RPM spec files (if you've
> ever had the misfortune of working with RPM's).
> the question though is this something that is frowned upon or not.  i
> don't see too many instances of post-* scripts in the ports tree, so
> either this isn't a common requirement or is something that is avoided
> for other reasons.  would love to have the time to dig into this myself
> but unfortunately i'm oversubscribed as-is already :/

I don't think it's frowned on, and it's something that I should have
submitted as a PR a long time ago.

IMHO, it should be simple enough to provide "post-install" instructions...


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