Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/19/1999 02:18:24
[ On Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 22:47:04 (-0800), John Nemeth wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
> While editing a file in /etc/rc.config.d (HP-UX), I neglected to
> quote some stuff.
Please don't try to confuse the issue. HP-UX might claim to be related
to SysV, but nothing from AT&T ever had such a directory.
> Pretty much every SysV implementation I've seen could easily be
> prevented from starting up (or worse, shutting down cleanly) by an
> error in one of the scripts. SysV most definitely doesn't have an
> advantage here (neither system does).
And *BSD's mostly monolithic scripts can't? True AT&T SysV's system
startup scheme *is* (slightly) more robust (unless one of those little
scripts goes into a loop or otherwise hangs then its failures won't
prevent an unrelated subsequent script from running). Come on now --
let's not confuse the issue with meaningless doubletalk and
Greg A. Woods
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