Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/1999 22:52:46
>>>>> "itojun" == itojun <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
itojun> dependency list in /etc/init.d/foo looks good to me at a first glance,
itojun> but when i've done reading it i'm a bit worried about problem tracking
itojun> issues and support issues.
itojun> it will become harder to track problems in rc script as rc script
itojun> will be tailor-made to the installation site. if random user says
itojun> that she has some problem with start up script, we basically have
itojun> to get her script, read it through, to track the problem.
itojun> since there's little manpower to handle PRs, I would vote to stick
itojun> with simple-and-static rc and rc.conf...
I suggest that we distribute an /etc/rc generated by mkrc by default.
That solves the typical user problem. If our /etc/rc.d/* is empty, then
users can install packages, etc. easily without disturbing /etc/rc too much.
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