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

* Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> [2012-08-10 11:27]:

> On Aug 10, Martin Wuertele <maxx@debian.org> wrote:
> > > http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2008-January/msg00861.html
> > And that really explains why there is a choice for core functions like 
> > kernel event handler: udevd, hotplug2, mdev
> > c library: glibc, eglibc, dietlibc
> They exist, and guess what? We do not allow Debian users to choose 
> among them. Good point.

We do not have them in the archive does not mean we did not allow users
to chose if we had them. 

That we do no longer have glibc in the archive and we had a transition
to eglibc was an understandable maintainer decision.

How is core funcionality defined anyways?  If network is considered a
core function and then we have net-tools and iprout, ifupdown,
network-manager, wicd, ethtool, mii-diag,.... and users do have a

We do not yet have mdev in the archive but I hope that changes with the
next release.

Yours Martin.

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