Re: Why is help so hard to find?
]] Mike Bird
| insserv is also irreversible, and if you restore /etc from
| a backup without undocumented magic, insserv will destroy /etc
| again. That in my book seriously limits its compatibility.
| For servers which may only be rebooted once a year, a second
| saved in boot time is not worth the hassle, or even the mere
| risk of hassle, due to actual or potential damage from insserv.
While I have no love for insserv, if you think the whole point of
dependency based boot (be it insserv, upstart, systemd) is boot speed, I
think you're mistaken. It's a part of the goal, but much more important
is actually correctness. Getting the dependencies between init scripts
correct is sometimes hard.
People have to test, test again and test more and people also have to
file bugs. Bugs suck, but they're part of life and complaining about
decision made a long ago is much less productive than just living with
them, making the best out of them and filing bugs when things break.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are