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Re: The inittab interface - Re: Bug#766187: runit: Fails to install runit after fresh install of jessie beta2


Ansgar Burchardt:
> Isn't that just a hack to work around deficits in sysvinit?

The whole of sys5rc can be described as a hack to work around the fact that
sys5init does not have a whole lot of features … if somebody had evolved it
with an inittab.d directory and a more flexible file format, we might now
have something that resembles systemd's PID1.

-- Matthias Urlichs

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