Subject: Re: take 2; which way should we go for /etc/rc...
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/02/1999 14:58:33
>> 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.
>The semantics and implementation of runlevels are sufficently
>different in the systems that use them (say Solaris, Irix, Tru64, and
>various Linuxes) that claiming that there is a "standardized" thing we
>can adhere to is not sufficentrly true to be useful.

except insofar as to say that our way should be different from all of
theirs to continue the standard practice of there not being a

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