[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Myra Nelson myra.nelson at hughes.net
Sun Jul 22 02:37:33 EDT 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM,  <kingfisher at almus.net> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I've read all the arguments of Tom and Ionut. Here is my own $0.02 on
>> it. When I started using archlinux back in end of 2008, the winning
>> point was this file. A centralized one where you can set up a lot of
>> single options.
>> It is *far* simpler to edit /etc/rc.conf to load daemons or modules
>> than editing 2 or 3 files.
>> "Killing" /etc/rc.conf can't be do so soon. Or you'll see a lot of old
>> users moving their on other distributions. For me it will be a one way
>> ticket to fedora. And I *do hate* this idea.
>> But developpers must know better than users what is the best for the
>> distro. Killing /etc/rc.conf ? Why not. But for me, it is more KISS
>> oriented than /etc/locale.conf, /etc/vconsole.conf,
>> /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf files.
>> As I said, it is my $0.02. Excuse my bad english, I'm no really awake !
>> --
>> Frederic Bezies
>> fredbezies at gmail.com
> That's exactly my thoughts ...
> *BSD will be next, if rc.conf been deprecated.
> Sorry for my English too

I complained about this switch. I tried systemd some time ago and had
problems. It took me about 30 minutes of reading and editing to get my
system booted and working properly. I'm amazed and if I can do it that
quickly anyone can.


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