[lsb-futures] Re: Configuration File Spec part of LSB?

Bo Thorsen bo at sonofthor.dk
Tue Jul 16 08:27:38 PDT 2002

On Tuesday 16 July 2002 16:44, Dr. Giovanni A. Orlando wrote:
> Matt Wilson wrote:
> >On Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 03:44:58PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> >>The second observation I would make is that given the merger of SuSE,
> >>Turbo Linux, Caldera, etc. into the United Linux distribution, if
> >>you're right that SuSE is already using the rc.config.d system here
> >>are some things that could be done to popularize it.
> >>
> >>1)  Try to convince Red Hat to adopt this scheme.
> >>
> >>2)  Try to convince Debian to adopt this scheme.  (Be prepared for
> >>nasty politics.)
> >>
> >>3) Suggest that this directory be documented in the Filesystem
> >>Hierarchy Standard.
> >
> >It is safe to say that more distributions are using an /etc/sysconfig
> >scheme than anything else.  In SuSE Linux 8.0 there is an
> >/etc/sysconfig directory, but the file contents don't match the other
> >/etc/sysconfig-using distros.
> Hi,
>     I wrote a Complete Training for all these distro, and therefore I
> know very well
>     what they did.
>     Would be 100 times more easy that SuSE adopt a RedHat Linux
> complaint System
>     like Caldera, Conectiva adopt in the past. I don't remember
> TurboLinux, but also
>     them seems uses a "standard" IBM/HP/Silicon/SCO behaviour.
>     SuSE is "another planet" ... on Linux.
>     Different "init" level (5 is not included, 3 is equivalent to 2), a
> lot of etc...
>     About SysV init dir they have also difference.
>     Just to be "rude" with SuSE ... will be better if they forget what
> they did
>     in the past and moves to join to "the rest of us" .

You are rude, because you do not know what you are talking about here. Take a 
look at SuSE 8.0 and you will realize that all of your problems are now 
"fixed". The init level differences are now a year old.

And the attitude that 'SuSE is "another planet" ... on Linux' is also wrong. 
SuSE predates Red Hat and have been following the way it was done until Red 
Hat changed everything. This is the reason people from other unices felt more 
at home in older SuSE releases, because these felt more alike.

I'm sorry if you know see me as rude, but there were too many mistakes in your 
mail for me to keep my mouth shot. And since SuSE now does basically what RH 
does, the discussion at lsb level doesn't make sense anyway.



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