Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/01/1999 05:02:56
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> Thoughts/comments?

 - It's nice that you support both generating SysV (rc?.d) and BSD (rc)
   environments, but I think we should decide for one system to use.
 - I wouldn't mind see the replace the /etc/rc we have now
 - I feel uneasy with the idea that there is a possibility to get my
   system in a non-booting state by touching /etc/rc
 - Most important: what does it need to drop in a "classical" SysV script,
   as distributed with various pkgs? The examples you show use a lot of 
   variables which usual SysV scripts don't use. They're usually just
   shell scripts that know what to do with 'start' and 'stop', are the
   lacking options (or the errors caused by using them) caught? 
 - Is there a way to drop in init-scripts in some other place than
   /etc/init.d (e.g. /usr/pkg/etc/init.d, /usr/local/etc/init.d, ...), and
   get them picked up?



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