Re: /etc/rc.d

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Oct 16 2002 - 14:31:24 CEST

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 02:03:32PM +0200, Dirk Heilemann wrote:
> >
> > # setup XYZ (this start)
> > # setup XYZ stop (this stop)
> > # setup XYZ restart (this stop and start)
> >
> > Why you dislike that?
> >
> No, I don't dislike it. It's just that I got 4 other Linux boxes around and
> I am too stupid to remember that mu uses a different command to stop/start
> daemons. The /etc/rc.d/ stuff is linux standard and maintaining standards is
> important IMHO.

A valuable point in muLinux is to use the same interface (the Setup command)
either in the boot scripts pool, either as interactive usage.

Standards are important, but I dislike this kind of standard. First, because
it is not a standard: RedHat uses /etc/init.d, for example.
Second, because currently (in Redhat and Mandrake, for example) I'm
experiencing interferences between boot-scripts and linuxconf or other graphical
setup interface.

As example: in recent versions I introduced some "wizard" in order to
configure mu, isn'true? Well: they are simple script that call Setup,
passing it some parameter.


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