[arch-dev-public] rc.conf cleanup why?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jul 19 05:55:14 EDT 2012


I'd like to nudge people into thinking twice before using these options. In
addition to documenting what options exist, the man page also explains why
you should not use them.

As of the next release initscripts will do the right thing when rc.conf is

I also started adding warnings whenever people have
contradictory/nonsensical options specified (usually solved by deleting the

On Jul 19, 2012 7:58 AM, "Tobias Powalowski" <
tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> http://projects.archlinux.org/initscripts.git/commit/?id=5b062674869c97018871b1f91c0b22d27ae900f7
> I don't think this is a good idea, I liked the described options in
> rc.conf. Now you have to switch to an other terminal to read what
> options are possible.
> pacman.conf and makepackage.conf also have comments on important
> options, so why remove parameters from the most important config file?
> greetings
> tpowa

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