/etc/inittab assumes rc files are in /etc/rc.d/ (extract below) :
# System initialization.
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit assumes rc files are in /etc/ (extract below)
# Rerun ourselves through initlog
if [ -z "$IN_INITLOG" ]; then
[ -f /sbin/initlog ] && exec /sbin/initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -r
This is more a matter of documenting what we're doing.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 15475 ***