Subject: Re: /etc/rc. use instead.
To: None <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/03/1999 21:55:02 (Eduardo E. Horvath) writes:

> > pkgsrc shows make(1) can be succesfully retargeted to
> > strange new dependency domains. rc should gain the
> > same treatment.
> I pointed this out the last time we had this discussion and the
> objections were that nobody wanted to depend on make running in single
> user mode to bring the system up.

There are problem with make.

One, there are some things (like name service) I would _like_ to be
up, but I don't require it.  I can always use another server.

How in a Makefile can you indicate "optional" components to help break
circular references?