Subject: Re: Cosmetic changes to rc.d scripts
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Rui Paulo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/13/2004 18:53:22
On 2004.10.13 10:13:36 +0000, Greywolf wrote:
> I thought it was a bad turn when all the RC scripts started spitting
> things out on their own lines, as opposed to
> Starting network daemons: smbd nmbd spamd sendmail inetd.
> Wed Oct 13 10:13:12 2004
My opinion changed a bit while reading other people posts.
Right now, I prefer something like:
dhclient: New Network Number: ....
dhclient: New blablabla
The problem with 'Starting network daemons: <daemon1> <daemon2> <etc>'
is that if some of the daemons start outputing error messages, (I know
they're daemons and shouldn't output messages to the stdout/stderr, but
unfourtunatly a lot of them do it) the user will have more difficulty
when reading error messages at the console (it's not that difficult, but...).
And no, I don't want something like what Linux distros do. All that
colorful messages burn your eyes :P
This is just my 0,02 Euro, anyway :)
Rui Paulo "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
-- Leonardo da Vinci