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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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