Subject: Re: Geek Appreciation Day (Boston)
To: None <>
From: Simon Raahauge DeSantis <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/03/2000 14:46:05
On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 06:49:09PM +0200, Thomas Michael Wanka wrote:
> On 2 Apr 2000, at 23:30, Greywolf wrote:
> >  ...modulo the proposed split of /etc/rc.conf...
> Hi,
> I have not heard about that and I do not exactly know what I should 
> think about it. 
> I wanted to mention, that the Linux distribution of my choice is 
> SuSE, they of course have the standard init structure implemented 
> (runleves in /sebin/init.d/rc0.d to rc6.d), BUT: most of the system 
> configuration is done with /etc/rc.config and a script 
> /sbin/SuSEconfig that reads /etc/rc.config and applies the 
> necessary changes to the appropriate files, while each script in 
> /sbin/init.d will read /etc/rc.config first to get the actual configuration 
> for its varaiables.
> mike

So what're the advantages of runlevels and this init structure? It sounds
like SuSE has a complex system to do exactly what we do now directly:
setting values in one main config file.
-Simon Raahauge DeSantis