Subject: Re: proposal on /etc/rc rework
To: Jim Reid <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/30/1996 14:40:58
Jim Reid <> writes:

> 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.

The point I am trying to make in my posts on this topic is that
having an automated way to install and remove software is next to
impossible in an /etc/rc system -- so I define that as broken.

> /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...]

I think this could be better replaced with a dependancy list.  :)