Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/30/1999 22:50:02
>>>>> "Luke" == Luke Mewburn <> writes:
    Luke> This document describes a proposal for an implementation of
    Luke> /etc/init.d/* scripts for NetBSD. It is based on work and ideas
    Luke> by Luke Mewburn, Matthew Green, and others.
  I like this very much.

    Luke> f) /sbin/mkrc

    Luke> 	Depending upon the options, mkrc generates /etc/rc, /etc/rc.shutdown,
    Luke> 	/etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc3.d from /etc/init.d/*.

    Luke> 	The generated /etc/rc{,.shutdown} is rather readable sh script
    Luke> 	(especially for machine generated scripts!)

    Luke> 	/etc/rc0.d will contain symlinks from KxxFOO -> ../init.d/FOO.
    Luke> 	/etc/rc3.d will contain symlinks from SxxFOO -> ../init.d/FOO.

  Was there a reason for /etc/rcX.d instead of /etc/rc.d/rcX.d which maybe
more familiar to Penguin people who decide to upgrade?

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