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Re: Daemon/Service Management

On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 11:41:34PM +0100, Erich Schubert wrote:
> I also do like the way SuSE and Redhat display the succes of their init
> scripts by displaying colored "done" or "failed" in a separate column.

i think you'll find that a lot of people DON'T like that because it
throws away valuable error/diagnostic messages reported by the daemon
itself in order to get a nicely formatted pretty green "done" or red
"failed".  i.e. it's a triumph of image over substance.

> (well, this actually is some kind of "init"...)

we already have a good init system. it works well and has been tested &
refined over many years. it isn't broken, so don't fix it.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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