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Re: Some ideas about the Debian Runlevel System

On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 10:03:31PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> Debian supports currently 7 Runlevel 0,1 and 6 are predefined.
> But 2 - 5 aren't really used. At default we link every Programm in every
> Level, I think this is a bit of counterproductive. If we would do a
> logical breakup in the runlevel there would be many advantages. 
> Like more overview or a better administration. 

I agree that it would be nice to have useful defaults.  I think it could
be very useful to have, by default, multiple runlevels.  Our current
defaults effectively disable runlevels 3-5, leaving it up to the admin
to define them before they can be useful.

In the past the argument has always been "if the admin wants runlevels,
they'll define them".  Well, sure if they care to put that much thought
in to them.  But I think runlevels should be useful to admins who
*don't* care to put that much thought into them.

Either we should make use of our runlevels by default or we should ditch
them by moving to file-rc or the BSD init system by default, leaving
sysvinit as an option to those who care to define runlevels.


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