Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: maximum entropy <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/17/1999 18:30:06
On Wed, Mar 17, 1999 at 02:43:14PM -0500, maximum entropy wrote:
> ``smart-program-to-rebuild-configuration'' would read all the
> "require" and "provide" information from the scripts in /etc/rc.d, and
> produce the startup script that would call all of them in the correct
> order.  The decision-making process would be fast -- either the
> configuration has changed or it hasn't.

Just to be complete (cause I like this method also)

What is the failure mode when two scripts REQUIRE each other?

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville