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SubjectRe: Article: IBM wants to "clean up the license" of Linux
> But Debian probably just did it that way to look like System V, and
> you can think of the Slackware files as a creative simplification of
> the System V rigmarole.

The FSSTND, Debian,Red Hat, SuSE etc follow the System 5 tradition, there
is a script for each program. That makes package management a lot simpler
because you can add/delete files with a fair amount of control compared to
making installers edit rc.M (memories of programs patching autoexec.bat).

Th Slackware style rc files come from the older SunOS/BSD tradition.


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