Originally posted by Artimus
This question has been bugging me for a few weeks now. Why would a distro use SystemV Init scripts instead of BSD-Style?
Trying to edit SysV is overwhealming. BSD-Style is real simple. Is it speed or security or something? I can not see any advantages to using SystemV scripts instead of BSD-Style.
If you could enlighten me here, I'd appriciate it.
System V init has become the standard in the Linux world to control the startup of software at boot time. This is because it is easier to use and more powerful and flexible than the traditional BSD init.
The init binary is located in /sbin and not /etc. This is important as one might try and upgrade a machine to System V init without re-installing and reformatting.Linux checks /etc for its init.
SysV init also differs from BSD init in that the config files are in a subdirectory of /etc instead of residing directly in /etc. This directory is called rc.d. In there you will find rc.sysinit and the following directories such as rcx.d init.d
Good news for you though :Slackware uses BSD style init.
So if you are so comfortable with BSD you could try Slackware(on last count they were using BSD ;don't blame me if they have switched to SysV)
for a good comparision of BSD and SystemV