Bug#1995: run-parts on laptops
Raul Miller writes ("Re: Bug#1995: run-parts on laptops"):
> Is there any point in establishing an init runlevel for "undocked"
> operation - that is, using a laptop away from AC power? Some
> laptops are capable of sensing when they go on and off of AC and
> could change the run level on their own. I can think of situations
> where you would want cron to run when AC was available.
> This sounds like a neat concept. Run-levels are rather limitted, but
> this seems to fit in with existing uses of the concept.
> I don't suppose there's any sort of run-level registry anywhere?
Runlevels are usually a matter of local policy.
The ability for the sysadmin to control the default configuration of
new packages in /etc/rc*.d, by having update-rc.d copy this default
config rather than inventing its own based on command-line options, is
on my wishlist for dpkg.