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Re: Problems with init

On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 07:04:50PM +0200, Radovan Garabik wrote:
> However, I am by no means "important" in debian, and even
> if I were, I do not give this proposal a bit chance... 
> SysV inertia is big, and the changes would be needed to apply to
> _all_ packages using /etc/init.d scripts, and that is a lot of work
> and a substantial change in debian infrastructure.

That depends on how useful the transition to this scheme would be considered
to be. If it would be adopted, it'd probably wouldn't take as long as
/usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc transition for example as that one was more of a
cosmetic nature (IMHO).
Without looking at any code involved, I would also like to point out that it
is may be possible to add support for this init scheme to update-rc.d[1],
which is what is used in Debian to handle init scripts
(because there already is a different system than SysV init as someone
pointed out). Such support could make adoption of the system just a bit more



[1] without changing, at least initially, the way update-rc.d gets called.

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 algorithms of this class are notorious for being much more work to implement
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