Run arbitrary commands at boot time?
wasabi at larvalstage.net
Sat Mar 11 21:53:35 GMT 2006
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On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 13:29 -0600, Rocco Stanzione wrote:
> On Saturday 11 March 2006 10:17, John Nilsson wrote:
> > > Well, my point is that letting the user easily modify what's happening
> > > during init, without him understanding what he's doing, can make the
> > > system unusable.
> > And why should all of us who do understand what we are doing suffer
> > because some idiot may break his system? This is not something to design
> > by, make the system usable for the intended users.
> That's not how I would have put it, but I agree with the sentiment. Surely
> we're not deliberately making it difficult to do this because some people
> might screw it up. I've written init scripts, so my complaint isn't that
> it's too difficult for me to run an arbitrary command at boot time. My
> complaint is that writing a proper init script, symlinking it to the
> appropriate runlevels etc. is fairly drastic overkill for a lot of things I
> might want to happen at boot time, and it wouldn't be difficult to provide a
> simple solution for this.
> Rocco Stanzione
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