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Re: Top 5 things that aren't in Debian but should be :-)

On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 20:05:55 -0600, Chris Cheney <ccheney@cheney.cx> wrote:

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 06:23:39AM +1030, Dan Shearer wrote:
So what, in your opinion, are the technologies (or significant packages)
which should be in Debian but are not? And why do you think they are

Uniform and prettier boot/init.d system with looks similiar to fedora with
possibly threaded(?) startup and logging as discussed during Debconf.

I can't remember if its actually called threaded, but where non
dependent services can start faster by doing it simultaneously...


Boot splash can help with the prettier part. I think that is what fedora uses, I know SuSE uses it. I have packaged it (sorry no ITP) and it is avaliable from mentors.debian.net:

deb http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free

apt-get install kernel-patch-bootsplash bootsplash sysv-rc-bootsplash

Matthew A. Nicholson

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