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Re: ITP: runit-init -- a UNIX init scheme with service supervision


Unless I'm mistaken, this could be useful in the context of Docker
containers, where a few people have advocated the use of runit inside
containers where Debian packages are installed.

I think baseimage-docker [0] is one such system, unless it has evolved
since I last checked.


Best regards,

[0] http://phusion.github.io/baseimage-docker/

P.S.: I once tried to adapt baseimage-docker to Debian, but have long
neglected to try and maintain a Debian "fork".

Gerrit Pape <pape@dbnbgs.smarden.org> writes:

> This essentially is a reintroduction of the package "runit-run", which
> was added to Debian end of 2002, and removed on request of the release
> team end of 2010, with the package name changed.  Since then, a backward
> compatibility feature for running sysv rc scripts was added, ideally to
> be replaced by runit service directories eventually.
> Description: a UNIX init scheme with service supervision
>  runit is a replacement for SysV-init and other init schemes.  It runs on
>  Debian GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, and Solaris, and may be easily adapted
>  to other Unix operating systems.  runit implements a simple three-stage
>  concept.  Stage 1 performs the system's one-time initialization tasks.
>  Stage 2 starts the system's uptime services (via the runsvdir program).
>  Stage 3 handles the tasks necessary to shutdown and halt or reboot.
>  .
>  See http://smarden.org/runit/ for more information.
>  .
>  This package replaces the /sbin/init program and configures runit to run
>  as process no 1 after the next reboot.
> License: 3-clause BSD
> You can take a look at the current status through
>  git clone http://smarden.org/git/runit-init.git/
> Regards, Gerrit.

Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.telecom-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)

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