/etc/rc.d/init.d and LSB

Yann Guidon whygee at f-cpu.org
Tue May 7 12:12:07 PDT 2002

hi !

Marc Heerdink wrote:
> Op di 07-05-2002, om 00:49 schreef Gerard Beekmans:
> > On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 12:59:28PM -0400, Jeffrey B. Ferland wrote:
> > > I have to wonder - what sort of advantage do you gain by putting stuff in
> > > /etc/rc.d/init.d as opposed to /etc/init.d? Unless you can say "hey - this
> > > will help, here's how," what's the point?
> >
> > I think /etc looks cluttered when the booting system spans a bunch of
> > directories. To me it makes more sense grouping things that belong
> > together, so using an /etc/rc.d directory structure to house all the boot
> > related things. It's of course highly subjective to ones taste. Other than
> > the cleanliness factor there's no other good reason.
> I don't know what is supposed to be in /etc/init.d (according to the
> FHS), but if it's the services scripts, then ln -sf rc.d/init.d, and if
> it's the rc.* directories plus the functions scripts etc, ln -sf rc.d
> init.d...

ouch, it's getting more and more complex ! links everywhere... there might
be a risk of confusion.

I followed the BSD init hint and i feel so good now :-)

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