Subject: Re: /etc/default
To: Mike Long <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/1995 15:31:35
[ replies set to; this really doesn't belong on
  current-users... ]

> 1) Any use of makefiles with init(8) implies that make(1) will have to
> be moved to /bin.  This bloats the root partition; make is NOT a small
> binary.  (Although a statically linked make may be a good thing to
> have when you do something Bad to

of course, to "fix" a bogus, one would also need a _lot_ more
statically linked binaries than just make(1)... 

> 2) Whatever system you come up with will have to fit on a boot floppy
> someday.  It's hard enough as it is to fit everything that's needed
> onto a boot floppy (right, Chris?).

uh, there's no reason why the 'standard' booting method would need to
go on an install floppy.  Hell, the normal 'rc' isn't there now...

that being said, automatically invoking 'make' to build rc scripts
does seem ... a bit overdone.