[Exherbo-dev] Fwd: Initsystem features

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Mar 4 13:37:57 GMT 2008

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 14:30:33 +0100
Bo Ørsted Andresen <bo.andresen at zlin.dk> wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 March 2008 14:13:23 Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > >  - Bash based initscripts
> > >  - /etc/conf.d/* support (would work just like in Gentoo)
> >
> > Just like? One of the annoying things with Gentoo is how conf.d and
> > init.d contain package-installed content that gets modified by the
> > user. How about two dirs, and selecting from the user dir if the
> > file exists there and the package dir otherwise?
> Not sure if this is what you mean. But would it be sane to first
> source the conf file installed by the package and then the one the
> user created so that it uses defaults for everything the user didn't
> explicitly overwrite?

Hard to say whether sourcing both in order or just sourcing one is
saner. Are people more likely to want to override selected variables or
replace an entire config?

Ciaran McCreesh
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