Re: How can I modify /etc/inittab?
On Fri, 09 Sep 2005, Joe Smith wrote:
> >Don't. /etc/inittab is critical infrastructure on every system where it is
> >used, NEVER EVER touch it.
> >Document what the user has to do to activate the package, instead, and let
> >him activate it where he wants, the way he wants.
> The proper way to activate the package *IS* by changing inittab. Only init
Then tell the user that, and DO NOT TOUCH /etc/inittab.
> Since there is no interface you must instruct the user to edit the file by
> hand. That is all policy allows. If you wish you can file a wishlist bug
> against sysvinit.
Yes. But AFAIK there are absolutely no plans to provide an interface for
ANY package to touch /etc/inittab. Screwing it up is so utterly callous,
that one would have to be out of his mind to encourage any package to
attempt to "auto configure" anything inside /etc/inittab.
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