Subject: Re: take 2; which way should we go for /etc/rc...
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/1999 10:01:25
On Thu, 2 Dec 1999 10:54:12 -0500 (EST)
der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> wrote:
> >> f) Full SYSV style run levels.
> > IMHO, this is the best solution.
> And IMO, it's one of the worst.
> We're BSD, dammit. If you want to go start NetSysV and do this, I'll
> fully support your project.
Unfortunately, I don't think "We're BSD, dammit" is a compelling argument.
BSD didn't do everything Right, and /etc/rc is a good example of that, I
think. It has some good points, but it isn't perfect.
Now, the SYSV way, while better in many respects, isn't perfect either.
However, it *IS* a fairly standardized way of doing things (SVR4 uses it,
as does Linux), and I think adopting a standardized way is going to be
more beneficial to us in the long run than designing a Perfect scheme.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>