[arch-dev-public] Questions about Archlinux branding/artwork for KDE

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri May 30 10:46:19 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 09:37 -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> Who said people should use inittab? Is this documented somewhere as
> The Only Way To Ever Do Things? I use the slim rc.d script and have
> for ages. I don't see anything wrong with providing choice.

kdm is a daemon, rc.conf contains a DAEMONS array, so kdm belongs at
that place. If the reasoning behind not having a /etc/rc.d script for
kdm is that upstream doesn't provide it, we should remove daemon scripts
from all our packages because they're provided by us instead of

The only reason I see for using inittab is that you can start in
runlevel 2 to avoid starting X. Our simple init implementation doesn't
handle runlevels for /etc/rc.d scripts.

I agree with keeping the /etc/rc.d/kdm script around. Forcing people to
use /etc/inittab is not the way we should go. 

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