Subject: Re: `rc.local.conf': bad name
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 07/31/2000 14:03:47
On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:
# > # and the idea of gettting rid of (/etc/rc.conf) completely,
# > # incorporating the defaults directly into the various scripts.
# > Kill that before it multiplies.
# If you had an original copy with which you can do a three-way diff,
# either in RCS or /var/backups, why would you care?
Because I think the information should be centralized. My objection is
not over being able to do diffs, or the virtues of source control;
my objection is to splintering all the params out into their rc scripts
(opinions previously stated on (can_of_worms (*(**)()))_that_).
I should at least be given the option. No viconfig or confedit or any
other brain-dead BS tool like that. Edit. Write. Quit. End of story.
My rc.conf configuration would override any notion the script might even
be considering; any other behaviour is brain-dead.
# People really should learn to use the likes of RCS (or SCCS! :-)
RCS was invented because AT&T was tight-fisted about SCCS.
# religiously, but in the mean time diff3 has been there nearly forever!
This is all well and good for comparisons between installations/upgrades,
and that's cool. No objections here.
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