Jobs under /lib instead of /etc?

Scott James Remnant scott at
Tue Oct 20 15:37:56 BST 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 16:08 +0200, Michael T wrote:

> Something that has always annoyed me about traditional init was the fact that
> the scripts are kept under /etc, although nowadays they are almost never user
> configuration files in the sense that they used to be, but scripts which come with
> a package and are not intended to be changed by the user.  Have you considered
> changing this in upstart, and having package scripts go under, say, /lib/init, with
> /etc/init only there for users to override defaults on a case-by-case basis, if they
> so desire?
In Upstart, these are very much intended to be configuration files and I
fully expect sysadmins to modify them.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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