Subject: Re: correct "direction" of barriers in rc.d
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/2002 14:14:44
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
: Now, Luke thinks this is an abuse of the BEFORE keyword. However, I
: strongly disagree.
I agree with your assessment.
Pretty much every `local' script I put into rc.d uses BEFORE in order to
express dependencies, so that I don't have to go hacking scripts to latch my
`local' scripts into the structure.
To extend this concept, it should be perfectly fine to remove unneeded
scripts from rc.d without leaving a dangling dependency. As such, barrier
dependencies probably do belong in BEFORE lines, rather than containing
REQUIRES of their own on individual scripts.
BEFORE is not a hack. It's a very fundamental part of the provide/require
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