Subject: Re: rc.local and rcorder(8)
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/25/2002 13:24:09
On Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 10:58:30AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > making is run unconditionnaly at the end of rc is not that good,
> > because there are situations where you may want a rc.d script depend on
> > something in rc.local.
> IMHO it is just run for legacy compatibility.
> I'd suggest: remove rc.local from the default install, and at the end of
> startup/beginning of shutdown run it, if existent, unconditionally.
> If you have anything depending on something else, you shouldn't put it in 
> rc.local, but create your own rc.d script for it.

Well, it's not always easy to do a rc.d script. For some stuffs, rc.local
is really more appropriate.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.