Subject: Re: The new rc.d stuff...
To: None <>
From: J. Buck Caldwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2000 15:46:42
John Nemeth wrote:

> On Jul 14, 11:29am, der Mouse wrote:
> }
> } >> You could make it dependent on variables set in a global conf file.
> }
> } > No thanks.   That doesn't help at all.  I want the "global conf file"
> } > to simply go away, while that remains the rc.d job is only half done.
> }
> } It can never truly go away; the information about what needs to be done
> } before what under what circumstances has to be kept *somewhere*.  The
> } most it can do is spread out all over the place so it looks as though
> } it's gone away because it's not collected together in a single place.
>      Yep, and this is one of my biggest peeve with SysV style machines.
> Spreading configuration info all over the place makes them much harder
> to maintain, and therefore makes them less robust.
> }-- End of excerpt from der Mouse

Oh Oh! I know - let's take all of the important configuration information,
stuff it all away in a binary format file that you need special tools to

We could call it the Registry!

 -J. Buck Caldwell