Subject: Re: misc/1919: merging functionality of netstart, etc, into rc
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/09/1996 21:25:09
On Wed, 10 Jan 1996 12:38:39 +1100 
 Luke Mewburn <> wrote:

 > 	After the changes, the following files are superfluous and can
 > 	be removed from the src tree and /etc:
 > 		ifaliases
 > 		myname
 > 		mygate
 > 		defaultdomain
 > 		hostname.*
 > 		netstart

The problem with this approach is that it makes it more difficult for 
install scripts to work configuration magic.  Note how the sparc and 
hp300 install scripts have an easy time configuring network interfaces, 
hostname, etc. by simply creating the appropriate files, rather than 
having to go through a complex editing process on a file which won't 
contain any special keywords like __REPLACE_ME, or whatever.

Anyhow, my vote is to stick with what we've got .. 

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