/etc/default in Fedora

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Mar 5 20:32:52 UTC 2012

MichaƂ Piotrowski (mkkp4x4 at gmail.com) said: 
> I wanted to add "selinux=0" to the kernel command line on F17. I
> checked /etc/sysconfig/, /etc/grub.d/, next I started to read
> /etc/grub.d/10_linux (this new grub2 is so user friendly..) and I
> found ${GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX}. So I grepped /etc for GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX.
> I found file:
> /etc/default/grub
> Why /etc/default dir is used instead of /etc/sysconfig? To be honest -
> it's not really user friendly from long time RH Linux user POV.

shadow-utils and glibc have been using /etc/default since 2004, at least.
I suppose it depends on the package...


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