Re: launchd and lookupd
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On 2 May 2005, at 9:14 am, martin f krafft wrote:
Apple has just released launchd, a init/cron/watchdog/etc.
replacement. Has anyone looked at it? It seems like a bit of work to
port it to Linux, but then it's also possibly a great tool which
could revolutionise the sysv-rc stuff we have in Debian without us
having to write dependency-rc.
I've been looking at launchd a little lately, on my Mac OS X box. I
wanted to run squid and dnsmasq on it, so I ended up looking into
launchd a little. I like the look of what I've seen. A fast boot
process (which is certainly the case for me - Mac OS X 10.4 boots
much faster than 10.3 on my machines) is only part of it; the ability
for users to use it to create really quite sophisticated automated
tasks - such as taking some action automatically if someone deposits
a file in the FTP incoming directory, for example - is really good,
and simple to use.
I haven't quite got its handling of boot time dependencies right; the
launchd manpages aren't entirely comprehensive, it seems to me...
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