Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55417
Red Hat documentation is out-of-date
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:24:02 EDT
/usr/share/docs/initscripts-version/sysconfig.txt provides the only
low-level documentation for how Red Hat Linux works; nowhere else are all
the files under /etc/sysconfig defined and discussed.... Unfortunately,
this documentation is somewhat out-of-date. It doesn't mention (hopefully
accurate list; I'm eyeballing this, so there might be an error or two):
apmd and apm-scripts/apmscript
cbq and cbq/*
hwconf and kudzu
All these system configuration files need to be documented in
sysconfig.txt. In addition, some of the existing documentation in that
file is a little spotty. For example, all that's offered for
A couple of sentences explaining those two options is also needed....
With RHL 8, it's still true that lots of files in /etc/sysconfig are not
documented in the initscripts docs....
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.
Realistically, initscripts can only document the sysconfig files it itself uses;
other documentation would have to be in the packages that provide the other files.