Subject: Re: /etc/rc.*
To: Niklas Hallqvist <email@example.com>
From: Charles Ewen MacMillan <ilixi@Tezcat.Com>
Date: 09/11/1994 23:34:10
On Sat, 10 Sep 1994, Niklas Hallqvist wrote:
> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 94 15:51:38 CDT
> From: Niklas Hallqvist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Hubert.Feyrer@rz.uni-regensburg.de, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: /etc/rc.*
> >>>>> "Charles" == Charles Ewen MacMillan <ilixi@Tezcat.Com> writes:
> Charles> These installation instructions are going to be pretty much
> Charles> screwed when /usr/local and /etc/rc.local do not exist are
> Charles> they not?
> Why do you say /usr/local and /etc/rc.local have to go, just because
> you use a package install/deinstall utility and multiple run-level
> support? I see no problem using both. If you're so much against
> multiple run-levels, how can you accept single-/multiuser mode?
There is a vast difference between single-user/multi-user and 6 init
levels. Single-user is a neccessity for one thing, as it provides
something for a failed multi-user startup to go back to.
> What's bad about being able to deinstall packages without screwing up
> dependent packages? Why is it bad to have each package have a
> startup/shutdown script you can run at anytime apart from system
> startup/shutdown. I think they are good ideas in their own right.
> Hmm, what OS did they show up in? Oh, sorry, I mean they are
> bad ideas altogether :-)
You are putting words into my argument that I have never uttered.
> Hey, the origin of ideas cannot possibly be the attribute by which
> you judge them as ideas. I think you agree on that, don't you.
> Anyway Unix came from a company called AT&T so it cannot be a
> good idea even if some system called BSD were based on it...
> Enough of religous wars, please, come on with sound arguments..
I am presenting sound arguments, the "religion war" aspect is wholly the
invention of others.
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