bjlockie at lockie.ca
Mon Oct 21 11:33:59 EDT 2002
Tim Hosking wrote:
>On 20/10/02 2:55 pm, "Bob Lockie" <bjlockie at lockie.ca> wrote:
>>What happened to having standard files?
>It's called progress :) Gentoo & Debian actually strive to adhere to
>standards such as FHS, and when you first see where it puts some stuff you
>begin to wonder whether the de-facto standards were in fact better in some
>ways. Then you realise that just because something is familiar, it doesn't
>make it right.
>I guess if every distro used 'standard' files, there would only be one
>distro. Personally, I like Gentoo's way of doing things. It separates out
>the contents of modules.conf into separate files based upon the package you
>are trying to support. When you do an update-modules (e.g
>/etc/modules.d/alsa), it will parse them and report errors on the spot
>before assembling modules.conf. Better than rebooting to find out if you did
>it right IMHO. It also has a nice way of managing init.d scripts based upon
>dependencies. Using rc-update add dhcpd default is easier and more robust
>than fishing around half a dozen rcX.d directories trying to create synlinks
>with suitable names in the right places (Yeah, I know there are utilities to
>do this, but once things get broken it's a pain).
>I short, standards are great. Let's hope everyone adopts some decent ones (I
>hate FHS by the way).
>My 2 cents.
I like the way Gentoo does it too.
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