On using Linuxconf
Now that manoj and I have gotten over many of his problems of using
Linuxconf in the distribution I am returning to my original point.
However, if anyone else has any arguments, argue now.
In my original proposal I tried to make an interface that would abstract
the configuring of when daemons run. What I would want to do is include
the same /etc/init.d script we do now. We would also include an extra
databse control file. This file would be placed in
/var/lib/dpkg/info/(package).database. We would have a single call of
"configure (package)" in the postinst script, instead of the
"update-rc.d" call. This "configure" program would be provided with
whatever package you use to "activate" the daemons. A default copy would
be included with the system which would configure SysV init. This copy
would also be stored as "default_configure" this copy would do the same
job as "update-rc.d" except it would know how to deal with the database
file. When I install, say Linuxconf, Linuxconf would replace the
"configure" program with its own. This configure program will know how
to make the Linuxconf drop-ins, plus it will still make the appropriate
SysV init links. This will enable Linuxconf to be removed and the System
to function 100% normally.
I am not trying to replace SysV init, I am just trying to give users more
options. Linuxconf is much more user friendly then plain SysV for
starting and stoping programs, and is a very powerful admin tool as
well. I believe that it would be good for the distribution to include it.
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