Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
Linux The tools used to boot Linux are changing. Specifically, the Grand Unified Bootloader is now officially in maintenance mode only, and GRUB's developers have abandoned the original GRUB in favor of an entirely rewritten package, known as GRUB 2. Discover GRUB 2's new capabilities and how to use it.
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Why do all Linux developers have a hard-on for spreading config options into dozens of different files, in multiple sub-directories? What is wrong with a single, simple config file?

First it was xinetd. Then Apache 2.x. Then a bunch of other software followed suit. Now Grub2. ProFTPd took it to the extreme (1 option per file, filename is the option name, contents are the option values).

It's irritating in the extreme, and makes it *VERY* hard to manage from the CLI. I thought software was supposed to get *easier* to manage as time went on.

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