Subject: Re: proposal on /etc/rc rework
To: Jim Reid <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/30/1996 10:37:47
On Mon, 30 Sep 1996 17:51:15 +0200 
 Jim Reid <> wrote:

 > Why not just leave things the way they've always been? It works just
 > fine. It ain't broke, so don't fix it. If people want things started
 > and shutdown in a particular order, let them write a script to do it
 > explicitly. /etc/rc.d is an ugly SysV-ism. [You should see the mess
 > caused here by rc.d - putting numbers in the script names so they get
 > executed in a particular order, then find the numbers have to be
 > shuffled and scripts renamed because new script foo has to run before
 > bar...]

There _are_ some problems w/ the monolithic /etc/rc approach ...

Check the list archives; we've had this dicussion (err, flame war? :-)
many times before :-)

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