On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 03:39:57PM -0700, David O'Brien thus spoke:
> On Sat, Oct 21, 2000 at 11:05:37AM -0700, Jordan Hubbard wrote:
> > > I wish to update rc.network6 and introduce rc.firewall6.

> > Hmmmm.  I must confess that I see /etc as getting rather cluttered
> > these days.  Is there no way to perhaps collapse some of the most
> > related functionality into single files and start passing arguments
> > or something?  Just a comment..

> At BSDcon Luke M showed me what the NetBSD 1.5 rc files look like.
> They've moved them all to /etc/rc.d/ and made them very granular
> (as SVR4, but w/o leading numbers in the filenames). The NetBSD
> implementation also solved all the issues people have brought up
> in the past -- dependacies, etc...

> We should just move to using their rc code.

One of the reasons for the numbers in the SysVR4 arena is to
set the order of execution so programs which other depend upon
are executed first.  How does the NetBSD solve this problem.

Bill Vermillion -   bv @ wjv . com

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