Please make /etc/rc.local non-executable by default

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at
Fri Nov 16 03:45:46 GMT 2018

On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, Jonathan de Boyne Pollard wrote:

> It is quite amusing to see so much effort expended in the late 2010s on
> /etc/rc.local in the name of "System V init", when actual AT&T Unix System 3

I’m not actually a sysvinit fan. I’m a BSD person.

sysvinit is just the least evil on GNU systems,
and in addition, thanks to its long presence,
well enough understood by enough people for it
to be the right choice, given both the benefits
and the shortcomings of other systems.

I do occasionally enhance both BSD and GNU with dæmontools, though.

«MyISAM tables -will- get corrupted eventually. This is a fact of life. »
“mysql is about as much database as ms access” – “MSSQL at least descends
from a database” “it's a rebranded SyBase” “MySQL however was born from a
flatfile and went downhill from there” – “at least jetDB doesn’t claim to
be a database”	‣‣‣ Please, and MariaDB, finally die!

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