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

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 05:30:12 EDT 2012

On 25-07-2012 09:44, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:

>>                              then systemd creates some symlinks of
>> files into another directory whose name is also totally cryptic, at
>> least way to long. This is a total mess, if this is really true, and
>> it's absolutely a step towards a second Windoze.
> This is systemd internals. It's not expected from the user to play with
> symlinks.

But if for some reason something is causing a kernel panic during boot I
sure want to have the possibility of easily disabling it and not rely on
some tool that may or may not work at the time.

On another note, the same goes for text based configuration files, I
prefer simple text based files since they can be easily understood,
viewed and edited with simple tools available in every live media.

As for splitting rc.conf I have mixed feelings about it, it used to be
_the_ place to go for changing most system settings, but then again some
system settings always had a separate configuration file. If the split
will bring more flexibility and helps to avoid having to hack things
with user written scripts then maybe it's for the better.

Mauro Santos

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