Re: Is /etc/rc.boot/ obsolete or not?
> >>>>> "Miquel" == Miquel van Smoorenburg <email@example.com> writes:
> Miquel> It sounds more like you want a rc.local style directory,
> Miquel> not rc.boot.
> Miquel> But what is so difficult about update-rc.d? It's only one
> Miquel> line in the postinst .. (and one in prerm)
> It's not difficult at all. But I'm just saying rc.boot doesn't need to
> go away, as sometimes there's really no need for update-rc.d at
> all. Why make things more complicated than they have to be?
Never got around to this one, sorry.
It is important to use update-rc.d and not directly place a file in
/etc/rcS.d, since a package like file-rc replaces update-rc.d with a
different program and does not look in /etc/rcS.d (if I recall
correctly). Placing a program there could hose someone's system. The
correct way to do it is to place the program in /etc/init.d and use
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
Debian GNU/Linux Developer, see http://www.debian.org/~jdg