Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 12/01/1999 15:06:49
> correct me if I misunderstand something.
> dependency list in /etc/init.d/foo looks good to me at a first glance,
> but when i've done reading it i'm a bit worried about problem tracking
> issues and support issues.
> it will become harder to track problems in rc script as rc script
> will be tailor-made to the installation site. if random user says
> that she has some problem with start up script, we basically have
> to get her script, read it through, to track the problem.
we're going to ship with /etc/rc as the `static' file by default.
it's much easier, and boots in about 1/2 the time that /etc/rc.sh does
(on my ss10 anyway)
> since there's little manpower to handle PRs, I would vote to stick
> with simple-and-static rc and rc.conf...
(i don't buy that as a justification; if we used that we wouldn't add
any new features to the tree, incase they may cause a PR to be raised :)