Bug 1145 - /etc/rc.d/init.d should really be /etc/init.d
/etc/rc.d/init.d should really be /etc/init.d
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-13 03:34 EST by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-13 17:03:58 EST
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-02-13 03:34:28 EST
Gateway old bug report to bugzilla:

... and /etc/init.d/rc.[1-6]d/ should be /etc/rc.[1-6].d
What more is there to

Dan Quinland (FSSTND/FHS maintainer) told me the story on
how RH ended up using /etc/rc.d/ in the first place (by
misunderstanding the original FSSTND).

However, RH should be FHS compliant, and as much as the
change will be painful, everything has to be fixed to be in

RH 6.0 could implement this and have a link from /etc/rc.d/
to /etc so that old contrib packages can keep working.
Before that, however, the upgrade should move all the
contrib files in /etc/rc.d/rc?.d in /etc/rc?.d

Not only will this make RH more compatible with other RPM
based distributions (including debian if you use alien), but
also other Unices like Solaris and Irix, and I'm sure many

I know, it's a big and painful change, but I think it's
really worth it.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-13 17:03:59 EST
We'll look into this for a future release of Red Hat Linux.

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