Subject: Re: proposal on /etc/rc rework
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 09/30/1996 13:59:05
Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> With that said, my personal preference is to immediately move to
> /etc/rc.conf. It's easy, everything is in one place, and there's
> minimal change.
I believe that if any changes are going to be made, they should be
thought out FIRST and made ONCE. I would not want to require people
to upgrade to something for now, and something else later.
BTW, I've been using the rc.conf thing for over three years now. I
like it, but I think I have found too many little holes in it to make
it work for everyone. IMHO, the SYSV way is the right way, for the
future, and just having the /etc/rc*.d and /etc/init.d framework in
for the short term is the first step.
> Comments? Is there any chance that even /etc/rc.conf will be accepted
> by NetBSD-core?
I personally thought all the arguements against the rc.conf and init.d
thing were bogus. The point of the matter is, one could, even if
/etc/rc were NEVER directly called by init, have one big fat file
in /etc/init.d which did all the work, perhaps even making this a
simple symlink to /etc/rc... So for those who want to break things,
go for it. For those who want to see packages for NetBSD become
a point and click install, let's start working on the /etc/init.d
and /etc/rc*.d method now.
Who wants to split off and work on this?