Subject: Re: /etc/rc out of order
To: Dave Sainty <email@example.com>
From: Incorrigible punster -- do not incorrige <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/07/1999 15:07:27
As much as I'd LOVE to see pppd go into /sbin, there is something
prohibiting this. It's called "pppd is a dynamically linked executable".
We _could_ link it statically, probably, but...
Dave Sainty sez:
* email@example.com writes:
* > I'd propose: leave the mount ordering alone as long as there
* > is no real solution. /etc/netstart needs to be divided into a
* > "get interfaces and routes up" and a "start pppd" part.
* > Look at FreeBSD - some shell functions to be called at different
* > stages in the startup process are not bad. This doesn't solve
* > the chicken-and-egg-like problems completely, but it might help
* > in the most common cases.
* Is there really any reason not to put pppd into /sbin? It seems like
* the most appropriate place, to be with slattach, ifconfig, ipf even.
* This would solve the existing problem without changing the mount
* order, and may even be helpful to someone trying to start up
* networking with only root.
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