Subject: Re: /etc/default
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/28/1995 20:22:18
Simon J. Gerraty said:

>> To put it another way: this inittab/rc?.d stuff has been around in System V
>> for what, oh, 12 years now or so?  If it's such a great idea, how come we're
>> already to 4.4BSD++ and CSRG never felt the compelling need to implement
>> these oh-so-wonderful features into BSD?  I remain unconvinced ...
>Given that even Sun have gone SysV now, this argument is not a very
>convincing one.

Given that I work all day with Solaris 2.x, I'm stilling waiting for Sun
to come up with a viable sysv.  Sysv vendors have made a rat's nest of
the inittab/rc?.d system.  Sometimes it's level 2 for multi-user and
networking, sometimes it's level 3, just pick your favorite vendor.

I like the BSD rc.* method.  It's a no-brainer to just source files in
Rick Kelly