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Re: anticipating the upstart migration

Em Sun, 08 Oct 2006 18:25:57 +0200
Michael Biebl <biebl@teco.edu> escreveu:
> >     "sysvinit only" -> "sysvinit + upstart" (using
> > alternatives/diversions)
> No offense, but I wouldn't trust the alternatives system for something
> sensible as /sbin/init. Please also remember that it's not the
> /sbin/init binary alone, we'd have to provide alternatives for halt,
> shutdown, runlevel, reboot, poweroff and telinit. They would need to
> be switched in one step, you can't mix e.g. init from upstart with
> shutdown from sysvinit. This approach is a no-go imho.

The alternatives system is quite mature; it suffered from leaving
dangling alternatives, but that was ages ago...

The various commands you said could be provided as slaves to
the /sbin/init alternative, which will make them be switched

See you,

  Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>
http://www.debian.org/ | http://kov.eti.br/

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