RFC: Bootscript Changes

Nathan Coulson conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Fri Jan 30 12:53:09 PST 2004

> Nathan Coulson wrote:
>> Anyway, I did some work on the bootscripts, and done a bit of
>> modification
>> [hopefully nothing that'll make people chase me with pitchforks].
>> I'm not completely sure about sleeping 5 instead of pausing on most
>> errors
>> [This does not include checkfs].  I just prevented scripts for
>> abnormally
>> terminating by tinkering with evaluate_retval.  exit 1 still causes it
>> to
>> stop on errors.  [truth be told, I accidently submitted it].
> My opinion has changed now as well.  I was all happy with a default of
> sleep5 with optional stop and wait, but now the reverse is true.  The
> stop is just safer.  If the user doesn't want it, then they can change
> the variable manually.

I'm not sure if this is true on linux,  (So plz reply).  doesnt enter
usually send \r and \n?  [does on windows]

> <Snip>
>>         * Switched "Press enter to continue" to "Press <ctrl-j> to
>> continue"
> I had suggested this once before, and have not got an answer. Well
> actually, I might have, but it would've been lost in my mailserver
> problems.  Sorry Jeremy if I missed it.  Anyhow, Does there need to be a
> specific key (or key combination) pressed?  Why not just make it easy:
> "Press *any* key to continue..." and then use 'read -n 1'?  Have I
> missed anything in my simplicity?

I saw someone post it, then got overwhelmed.  sorry.  [That reminds me, I
wanted to see who suggested what in bugzilla, so I can give proper credit
for a few changes].

> <snip rest>
> Lookin good already.
> -- DJ

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