Subject: Re: run levels (was Re: The new rc.d stuff...)
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Jay Maynard <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/25/2000 08:59:30
On Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 08:03:55PM -0700, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> *That* tangled bl**dy abortion is so bad that Linux distributions
> include tools to frob the symlinks for you. It's a sick klugde.
> Lets bury it, and move on.

Despite the BSD fashion of hating the SysV rc.d structure, you'll never bury
it, just as Khrushchev never buried capitalism. The reason is simple: as
this discussion shows, it fills a definite need for a lot of folks.

Come up with something *better* that fills the need, and you'll bury the
older implementation. Ignore the need, and you'll get run over.