/etc/default in Fedora

Michał Piotrowski mkkp4x4 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 20:38:22 UTC 2012

2012/3/5 Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com>:
> Michał 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...

Agrees. But somehow I never have a need to configure glibc :) Grub
configuration is more frequent task.

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