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Re: current Redhat user evaluates Debian


First, with a nick like 'ferret' why do I trust you?

Second, OK, proceeding at my own risk, I...

apt-get install file-rc

Now yes, there suddenly exists a file called...


There wasn't before. I checked. I am not that trusting, especially of
self-proclaimed ferrets.

I read the file.

I find all the symlinks I have previously set up represented there.

So far so good. This could be useful.

But, ferret, why am I strongly tempted never to reboot?

Could it be your nick?

ferret, may I suggest 'gerbil', perhaps?


Or are they already taken?

I know for a fact that 'beaver' is already spoken for. And linx-chicks
are so nick-protective. I think it's because of the Spandex. 

'gecko' has a nice ring to it.


ferret@phonewave.net wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Jul 2000, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 29, 2000 at 05:16:55PM -0700, John L. Fjellstad wrote:
> > > > 4. The organization of the file system in Debian is superior,
> > >
> > > I don't know, still getting used to it. What I really liked from
> > > RedHat is that they moved all the startup files into a subdirectory
> > > of /etc/rc.d.  Debian (at least 2.1) is using the Solaris style,
> > > i.e. /etc/rc?.d
> >
> > like he said, Debian's filesystem organiazation is superior.
> > /etc/rc.d/* sucks.  i very much prefer the saved typing when starting
> > stopping services that debian has ie: /etc/init.d/foo stop instead of
> > the unnecessarily verbose /etc/rc.d/init.d/foo stop
> Perhaps you meant the symlink farm of /etc/rc?.d/[SK]??*
> apt-get install file-rc will take care of all that for you. As the
> administrator you edit /etc/runlevel.conf instead of making and deleting
> symlinks.

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