bad practice: not reading the manpage
notting at redhat.com
Tue Jun 14 03:39:54 UTC 2005
Florin Andrei (florin at andrei.myip.org) said:
> > Because they're different things.
> > 'off' - configure the service to not start
> > 'del' - remove all state for the service entirely
> But that's a state in itself, functionally equivalent to "off on all
> runlevels". It's unique only in the way that it is not preserved by "rpm
No, it's a state equivalent to 'no state at all'.
> This is the core of the problem and I don't think I received a good
> answer yet.
Because you don't randomly change established, documented, and
expected behavior on a whim.
> Tradition is fine and all that, but it should change when it's hampering
> the usability. Maybe I spent too much time lately with the Gnome HIG and
> stuff like that (not strictly related, I know, but you get the idea),
> but I think it's the computer semantics that should bend over backwards
> to adapt to human semantics, not the other way around.
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