Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/etc/rc.conf.d
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 04/18/2002 22:51:30
In some email I received from Luke Mewburn, sie wrote:
> For what it's worth, inflammatory comments about worldwide political
> events have no place on NetBSD discussion forums. It's like bringing
> in the proverbial nazism analogies.
i think you missed the point I was making with that statement but I'm not
going to belabour it.
> | Luke was going to send me his thoughts on this but he's neglected to do
> | so.
> By the time I read my email today, other people's email on the topic
> had already covered what I was going to say, which was that your
> change was inappropriate and should have been discussed first.
> I had already mentioned some of those thoughts to to you yesterday in
> a quick chat after the commit.
so you just said nothing and let me find out by myself. i guess that's
some sort of macho thing about being responsible for sections of netbsd
that I don't understand.
> | I'll have to remember to disregard what he says in future about
> | what NetBSD supports (you can blame him for putting the seed of this
> | in my mind by mentioning NetBSD supported this earlier in the week,
> | which I took as an indication that it was ok for NetBSD to use. Stupid
> | me for trusting heresay and a few lines of shell code.)
> Your blameshifting is inappropriate. It's your fault for:
> + not doing appropriate research into the prior art of what
> NetBSD was currently doing
and what would that research have uncovered but continued use of rc.conf
by scripts in rc.d ?
> + not discussing such a change when you've admitted that you
> didn't fully understand what was going on (by giving
> spurious reasons like "you didn't have time to ask" or
well, to me, it didn't seem that significant but i'm not as religious
as some about what goes where and how it's used. i just prefer things
to make sense, logically, and it seemed perfect sense, to me, to have
a file per script with the "changables" in it rather than lump them
all in the same file, in no particular order. sort of like a bad
hangover from the way /etc/rc used to work, if you ask me.