Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com> writes:
> Josh Berkus wrote:
>> ... for the simple reason that nobody is maintaining it. Wheeler just
>> pointed out to me today that the OSX startup script hasn't been updated
>> since 7.4 and contains misinformation and dangerous scripting.
>> Other startup scripts there are equally dilapidated, and aren't used by
>> the linux distros regardless.
> IMHO, those scripts (at least the Linux one) has great value. There are
> numerous people that compile and install from source, and for them at
> least some of these scripts are used quite a bit.
> AFAIK, the Linux one is functional (yes, sub-optimal in some ways, but
> it works just fine)...
There are lots of files in our distribution that don't get changed for
years at a time. I think if there's something wrong with these, they
should get fixed. I'm certainly not prepared to remove them on the
basis of an unsubstantiated second-hand report of unspecified problems.
(Personally, I use scripts based on start-scripts/osx/ for a number of
services on my own machines, so if there's something wrong with them
I'd definitely like to know what it is.)
regards, tom lane
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