Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Jan 17 08:01:05 PST 2003

On January 16, 2003 02:08 pm, Timothy Bauscher wrote:
> How many times have you heard someone express "I've learned
> so much by writing/reading bootscripts?"
> Perhaps we're doing an injustice by treating the bootscripts
> as a package.

I've thought about that many times over when I made the change to a package. 
I've decided that people who really want to learn aren't impeded by the 
change. Bootscripts are simple scripts. They can still run 'vim' or their 
other favorite editor/pager to look at the files in /etc/rc.d/init.d

I doubt the copy & paste of bootscripts teaches people anything. Or blindly 
writing the scripts without thinking doesn't teach much either. IMO you can 
still learn the same from looking at a pre-written script.

Gerard Beekmans

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