Why boot scripts in /etc

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at highos.com
Thu Dec 7 17:33:06 PST 2000


On Fri, Dec 08, 2000 at 12:19:44AM +0100, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> Why are the LFS boot scripts in /etc when the usual place seems to be 
> /sbin. After all, they're executables. 

sbin = System Binaries.

A script that has executable permissions is not a binary, the only
GNU/Linux system right that does that (IIRC) is SuSE.

Most Distro will put the scripts either under /etc (Debian) or /etc/rc.d (RH,
Mandrake, etc)

> p.s.: Yes, yes, yes. I know I can put them anywhere I want and I will put 
> them in /sbin (besides, I use simpleinit anyway). I just like to know 
> what's the rationale behind the choice to put them in /etc.

It's standard... ;)

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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