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Re: beware sysvinit 2.58 installation

Something similar happened last time I upgraded init -- to Bruce's ELF

Shouldn't packages doing stuff like that do some postinst _after_ rebooting
the machine?  They could just add an rc file that removes itself once it



Helmut Geyer <Helmut.Geyer@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:

> There is a small problem with the new sysvinit (2.58-1) suite. Once you have
> installed it, you can't shutdown/reboot/halt the system as these use a 
> different way of communicating than the 2.57* init (a FIFO, no longer a file).
> So please make copies of the old init,shutdown, halt and reboot programs and
> reboot right after installing sysvinit 2.58. After rebooting, you can
> delete the old files.

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