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Re: coming soon

From: Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>
>> 	1. The "initrunlevel" file is moving to /etc from /var/log.
> /var/run, surely ?

/var/run is possibly in a mounted filesystem. Init breaks if it can't
find this file. I've been thinking about using a named pipe so that
it will work with a read-only root. You can't change run-levels if you
can't write this file.

>> 	3. /etc/rc[0-6].d will move to /etc/rc.d/rc[0-6].d to match the
>> 	   practice on other Linux systems. Symbolic links will provide
>> 	   compatibility with the old locations.
> Is this really necessary ?  Real SysV's do things the way we have
> done.

I can make symbolic links in /etc/rc.d that point back out to where
the directories are instead of moving the directories.
I was of the impression that real SysV worked the other way,
but I can satisfy everyone.

>> 	4. The /etc/init.d/functions file will no longer be used.
> Please make it exist and be empty so that existing programs don't
> break.

How about having it exist and have its _current contents_ and a warning
not to use it?

Bruce Perens <Bruce@Pixar.com> Pixar Animation Studios

Q: How many Microsoft engineers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None.  They just define darkness as an industry standard.

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