inittab vs. /etc/sysconfig/init for runlevel 3/5
jeff at ocjtech.us
Thu Mar 27 14:28:46 UTC 2008
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:19 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Bill Nottingham <notting <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > I'm open to better ideas, though - should we ship a trimmed inittab that
> > contains *only* the initdefault line? Should we introduce a new configuration
> > flag somewhere else? Does it really matter in the long run?
> I think the hack to parse inittab for initdefault is a better solution because
> it's backwards-compatible. What do we gain from inventing a new file with a new
> setting when we can just use the existing one?
Because people might think that you could continue to use inittab for
IMHO, inittab should be read by the upstart %pre script to configure
whether GDM is started and maybe some other settings but otherwise it
should be ignored. If we're going to go whole-hog with upstart we
should be working on eliminating the notion of runlevels anyway.
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