[arch-dev-public] [ANNOUNCE] initscripts-2012.07.3

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Jul 21 18:01:26 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM, Ionut Biru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I pretty much hate everything you have described here.
> We started from a simple and elegant, single file configuration to over
> 9k

Before rejecting everything, please explain why the problems I
outlined are not real?

> (not to mention that i have no freaking idea which one to edit)

I now added a comment to the standard rc.conf with pointers to all the
files you could possibly want to edit.

> Bring back the old rc.conf until we are switching to systemd or even
> better, kill initscripts right now and lets move to systemd.
> I don't like the transition, we are in the middle and it's frustrating.

You can keep your old rc.conf, you can even use an old rc.conf when
you setup a new system. Everything is clearly (I hope!) documented in
the manpage. The only thing that changed was the defaults and the

Forcing or not everyone to use systemd does not really change
anything. At this stage both initscripts and systemd should support
exactly the same config files.

I'm happy to revert specific things based on detailed technical
feedback, but please make the effort to at least understand the issues
before shooting down everything.


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