Frank Seltzer wrote, On 12/22/2013 15:00:
Greg Rivers said:

Do you really feel that strongly about it?  Having a record of changes to
the system has always seemed like a feature to me...

Baptiste Daroussin said:

this has been done and activated for reason, first for lot of companies, it is 
important (PCI DSS requirement for example), secondly I receive tons of request 
to actiavte on by default while you are the first to request it off by default

Adrian Chadd said:

The point is that some people like an audit trail. The audit trail for
some people involves remote logging of syslog messages to a log host.
This would include when packages are installed.

My thought:

Then why can't the messages about installed ports have it's own log file rather 
than /var/log/messages?

As for this message:

pkg: PACKAGESITE in pkg.conf is deprecated. Please create a repository 
configuration file

Glen Barber replied:

echo 'SYSLOG: no' >> /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf

And Shane Ambler:

now we can turn it off which I don't think we could before.

All of this is mostly off-topic. I haven't had any opposition to logging. 
Instead, I originally thought that the PACKAGESITE spam was a result of a bug, 
-- the spam appeared with a recent installworld;
-- there were like 50 consecutive messages every now and then;
-- I don't recall ever setting up any PACKAGESITE-related variables (the 
timestamp on the file is 2013-04-05, so I could be WRONG);
-- I looked for pkg.conf (only) in /etc, and didn't find it there;
-- neither of the UPDATING files contain instructions regarding pkg.conf;
-- I haven't payed too much attention to HEADSUP mails in the last few weeks 
(what relevant things did I miss?).

Why is pkg.conf in /usr/local/etc instead of /etc? By contrast, why does the sample 
configuration file (/usr/local/etc/pkg.conf.sample) contain a line that links to a file 
in /etc, namely "#PUBKEY : /etc/ssl/pkg.conf"?

The pkg.conf of a -RELEASE won't be as "empty" as mine is currently (causing 
PACKAGESITE spam), will it? If not (obviously), then what will it look like?
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