Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote: > Em Sun, 08 Oct 2006 18:25:57 +0200 > Michael Biebl <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 > 'atomically'. Ok, but it would still need changes to the sysvinit package, which has been frozen already and according to Steve won't get a freeze exception. Maybe it's just me, but /sbin/init being a double-linked symlink seems scary to me. I just had too many negative experiences with broken alternatives. Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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