[Slackbuilds-users] Suggestion for packages which require a startup file.

Manuel Reimer Manuel.Spam at nurfuerspam.de
Sun Jun 20 13:54:49 UTC 2010

Robert Kelsen wrote:
> Well, I wasn't expecting such a politically charged response.
> Then why are there all of these /etc/rc.d/rc*.d directories?

"Backwards compatibility" to proprietary packages like VMware.

> People who say that Slackware's init is "BSD-like" should go and install
> a *BSD before making this comment.

I like the Slackware init the way it is. I don't like SystemV-Init and I 
often don't install the compatibility layer at all on my systems, as I 
don't use proprietary packages, which require it.

> You vote against a symlink?  You'd rather keep manually editing rc.local?

Yes. I prefer to edit rc.local. This is how things work on Slackware.

BTW: About dropline and Patrick Volkerding:
| There is also Dropline, of course, which is quite popular.  However,
| due to their policy of adding PAM and replacing large system packages
| (like the entire X11 system) with their own versions, I can't give
| quite the same sort of nod to Dropline.  Nevertheless, it remains
| another choice, and it's _your_ system, so I will also mention their
| project:



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