Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 01:35:37PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> At issue here is whether a startup script really counts as a
> configuration file. If a script is in /usr, we don't expect local
> changes to be preserved on upgrade. I don't believe that init scripts
> meet the definition of a configuration file by any stretch of the
> imagination. Still, we have to face the truth that many users will
> think they can edit these files simply on the basis that they're located
> in /etc, a conclusion they arrive at by reading our policy and the FHS.
If they are not intended to be edited, then why do we store them in /etc?
FHS doesn't seem to require it (in fact I couldn't see any mention
of init.d at all).
There is good reason to edit them on occasion, therefore they
must be configuration files. IMHO, of course.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>