Subject: Re: rc.d network vs NETWORK
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin Sullivan <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/2001 14:56:48
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On Fri, 20 Apr 2001 11:34:39 +1000, Luke Mewburn says
>It's not used in the base rc.d scripts because of my stylistic
>preferences (some people disagree); I felt that if we started using
>BEFORE in the base rc.d scripts it would end up being abused and
>potentially make it harder to debug.
I find that BEFORE is very useful when you need to squeeze a local rc.d
file into a very specific place in the boot sequence; otherwise you have to
modify standard rc.d files to REQUIRE the new one, and it gets ugly
/etc/rc should look in /etc/rc.d.local/ or somesuch for local rc.d files.
Updating /etc during upgrades is already much easier than it used to be,
but seperating out local rc.d files would be better still.
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