[svlug] Re: Red Hat 5.1 problems
marc_merlin at magic.metawire.com
Fri Aug 21 13:50:56 PDT 1998
On 21 Aug 1998 08:13:19 -0700, Karl F. Larsen <k5di at whc.net> wrote:
> The single most trouble with Red Hat 5.1 was the change to glibc
I agree that the move to glibc wasn't painless, but if it wasn't for RH and
Debian, we would still be in the process of starting to port programs.
Sorry to say that, but while Caldera and Suse can boast being more stable,
the glibc switch didn't happen thanks to them.
>and the move away from /etc/rc.d/rc.xxx towards another method. The guys
Are you talking about system V init style /etc/rc.d/init.d, along with links
in /etc/rc.d/rc.[0-6]d ?
That's one of the (very few) nice things from system V, and it's been in
Redhat since the first versions.
>seem to think a RH user is in-capable of reading and writing bash files
>with names like rc.serial.
Actually, I do have a rc.serial file on my system. You'll notice that by
default rc.sysinit also runs a /etc/rc.d/rc.modules if there is one.
As for the rest of your comment, many of the newer linux users are
in-capable of writing, let's say a rc.network file with all the ifconfig and
Those who are capable to do that are free to modify the default rc scripts
to meet their needs (my rc.sysinit is _very_ different from RH's).
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