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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On 04/25/2012 06:42 PM, Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 08:52:59PM +0800, Patrick Lauer wrote:
>> I'd like to ask you to evaluate OpenRC as candidate to replace the "old"
>> have-always-been-there sysvinit/insserv init scripts in Debian.
> While as others have mentioned that ideally a more dynamic init
> system such as systemd or upstart is where I think the general
> consensus is (we all know that sysvinit/insserv is flawed in many
> ways, even if we can't agree on what should replace it), there is
> always the possibility of having OpenRC as a sysvinit alternative
> in the interim, or potentially as a systemd/upstart alternative
> longer term.
> Initially, we'd want to package it and make sure that it works
Does that mean you are working on it already? ;) So far I think using
OpenRC is the first sane idea in this longish discussion, and while I
won;t have the time to maintain it I would be happy to help with the
initial packaging and testing.

> with our existing init scripts, before it could be considered as
> the default.  (Obviously we can't make any promises about that;
> we already have a number of alternative inits, and OpenRC would be
> one of several.)
> I think the key requirement is that it can function as a drop-in
> replacement for sysvinit/insserv.  Are there any important
> differences?  Does it treat LSB dependencies the same as insserv?
> How about old scripts lacking dependency info?  Are the dependencies
> computed dynamically or generated?  (insserv hooks into update-rc.d)
> Regards,
> Roger

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