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simpleinit from util-linux (was Re: chkconfig for Debian)

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 06:35:38PM +0100, Mika Fischer wrote:
> >In particular
> >http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/refspecs/LSB_1.0.0/gLSB/initscrcomconv.html
> >addresses comment formatting stuff.
> Yeah, I agree that it'd be nice to be LSB-compliant.

Agreed.  Although, I'm not sure I agree with the LSB Way(TM) in this
case.  Richard Gooch has been working on a "need" and "provides" init
system that seems quite elegant.  The "whitepaper" is found at the
following site:


He reports that the changes necessary for this init scheme were
incorporated into util-linux when it was at 2.10q.  Kernel.org shows our
most current version is 2.11n. Yep, there they are:


You can look at his example init script from the webpage.  It's actually
a very cool little system.  I'll be trying it shortly.  

Perhaps we should consider packaging it as "simpleinit".

Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net>                 | a.k.a. ^chewie
http://www.wookimus.net/                            | s.k.a. gunnarr
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