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

fredbezies fredbezies at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 07:10:21 EDT 2012

2012/7/23 Rodrigo Rivas <rodrigorivascosta at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM, 1126
> <mailinglists at elfsechsundzwanzig.de>wrote:
>> For you this change might be a reason to switch to Fedora, you say. I
>> mean, seriously? How is it all handled in Fedora then? Well, I don't
>> now, actually.
> Fedora is RedHat, and that's where systemd came to live, so you can guess...

I wrote the first message before I successfully done a setup with a
minimal rc.conf

>> - It's a rolling release distro: You only have to carefully do pacman
>./>   -Syu to keep your system up-to-date. I started using Linux with Ubuntu
>>   and first I really looked forward to a new release, I mean new
>>   features, new artwork and all that stuff. But distupgrade nearly
>>   always failed and so I re-installed my system every six months. This
>>   is not good! With ArchLinux I can spent way more time just using my
>>   system instead of playing admin.
> Well said. I came from Ubuntu also, and I expected that in Arch some things
> would break because of it being rolling and more bleeding-edge than Ubuntu.

For the record, I'm using arch since end of 2008 / beginning of 2009.

It is the first time I was very upset by a change from developer team.

> I accepted that, but as it happened, it breaks _less_ than Ubuntu.
> And, actually, about the rc.conf split, I couldn't care less. One file,
> three files, doesn't make a difference to me. As long as they are text
> files, and not binary ones, like some other mainstream systems, all is good.

Not 3, but 6 more files. I do agree you don't have to modify them
everyday, but it is - in a way - harder to set u than a single one.

> Just my 0.02 €
> --
> Regards.

Frederic Bezies
fredbezies at gmail.com

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