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Re: Preferred Backup Method?

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00:08PM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Dec 14, 2007, at 8:16 AM, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> >No.  There's a fundamental difference between FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
> >FreeBSD seems to have an attitude to Linux as Linux has to  Windows.
> >Try to be like them and convert users by making configs easy.
> >OpenBSD  does nothing to convert users; it doesn't care about users.
> >Its by developers for developers.  Developers can write their own
> >rc.local snippet.
> I'm sure that's a lot of it.  But I think I should point out the
> FreeBSD solution does more than let you avoid writing something in
> rc.local.  Adding a snippet in rc.local will get your daemon up all
> right, but it provides no way to have your daemon shut down in an
> orderly fashion the way FreeBSD's /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ setup does.
> I've always thought this was the biggest shortcoming of BSD init vs.
> SysV init. -- BSD init only solves half the problem.

OpenBSD figures that most things are fine getting the global SIGTERM at
shutdown.  Anything that requires handholding needs a snippet added to


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