Re: Cleaning up the config files in /etc (Re: As 2.0 looms)

Ulrich Windl (
Tue, 30 Apr 1996 14:31:39 +0200

On 29 Apr 96 at 10:49, vivek.kalra wrote:

> Could we try to standardize the location of the configuration files
> for all and sundry in /etc/conf.d and have all the conf.whatever
> files go in there? The problem with having all these configuration
> files residing in /etc is the same as with various rc* files -- too
> much clutter. /etc/rc.d got rid of the rc* clutter; perhaps it is

The proper path is /sbin/init.d, while the configuration files for
this go into /etc/rc.config.d, but this is all not kernel related.

> time for /etc/conf.d to do the same for config.*? I'm willing to
> try to make a patch to do this if it is acceptable to others...
> The changes can be done in way that if /etc/conf.d doesn't exist,
> we look in /etc as we do now...
> Vivek