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Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism that manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host

On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 05:37:57PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 09, The Fungi <fungi@yuggoth.org> wrote:
> > So I would assume this ITP is merely an outcome of that debian-devel
> > discussion,
> I think that the outcome of that discussion was that openrc would be too 
> little too late for Debian, and that it is proven that trying to support 
> well multiple init implementations does not work.

In the case of OpenRC, it has the potential to be a drop-in replacement
for sysv-rc (note that it uses base sysvinit still underneath that).
With the work that Benda Xu has done to make OpenRC work with LSB init
scripts, it can now run standard Debian init scripts.

There's work going on in openrc upstream to allow introspection of
OpenRC dependencies dynamically (it's possible now, but without a
standard interface).  This will potentially let insserv and other tools
(systemd etc.) add support for integrating OpenRC dependencies into
their normal operation.  The first allows a migration path to using
OpenRC; the latter allows a migration path from LSB to OpenRC scripts.

Working on getting OpenRC to work on Debian is not without value.  For
me, the entire point of the exercise is to explore the feasability to
port it and evaluate it as an alternative/replacement for sysv-rc; this
is almost completely orthogonal to work on systemd/upstart, which will
for the most part be unaffected by this.


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