Subject: Re: take 2; which way should we go for /etc/rc...
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 12/02/1999 10:57:16
On Thu, 02 Dec 1999 11:47:39 -0700 (MST)
Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I really do not want runlevels. All I want are "services" If I want the httpd
> service to start.. I want to just say "/etc/???/httpd start" I've allways
> hated trying to guess my way through a bunch of meaningless numbers in solaris
> so I could arrive at some destination point. If I want X running, it shouldn't
> matter what silly level I'm at.. it should start X.
So, runlevels are useful in many circumstances... For example, I often boot
devel machines into single-user mode but also want networking up. Being
able to boot into runlevel 1 (single-user + networking) would be useful
Plus, runlevels don't mean you can't say:
In fact, systems with runlevels explitcly support that.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>