Subject: re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: Soren S. Jorvang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 12/01/1999 17:35:20
Other than that, I think the new scheme looks good. I honestly would
prefer the extremely robust static rc + rc.conf setup we have now,
because there are so few things that can break, and it's not like we
have gobs of commercial packages that demand being able to install a
startup script by dropping a file anyway, but I realise that a lot of
people want this. If we switch, and it looks that way to me, I think we
should do it whole-heartedly and not maintain old-rc compatibility as
the old simplicity won't really be there anymore and that sort of dual
system-ness tends to lead to confusion in general.
i dunno about this. and here's why:
- i will be using a generated /etc/rc
- i will be, however, also using things like:
% /etc/init.d/blah restart
a lot. or stop. or start.
to me, a major gain of this whole proposal is the simple functionality
displayed above (which is almost entirely derived form SysV, we've
added more arguments than 'stop' or 'start') -- the ability to start
or stop a daemon/sybsystem without having to know anything more than
what script controls it's operation.
but i still want the sanity of simple startup -- espcially on my slower