Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: /etc/rc, /etc/init.d/*, ...
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/03/1999 00:22:59
On 1 Dec 1999, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> * it's not obvious to me how you can support fine grained ordering
> _except_ by resorting to sysv S* and K* numbering.  how would you do
> that useing the requires/provides features?  what happens to things
> which generally depend on one set of features, e.g. networking being
> up, but nothing else?  (i.e. how are they ordered, w.r.t other
> things that also require just networking, and those which require
> networking and more, but for which there are no actual dependencies.)
> The nice thing about the sysv S* and K* numbering is that it's all
> very explicit what's going on and when...

... and you don't have to keep information about it in a single config
file again (rc.conf).

 - Hubert

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