RE: Simple Questions
> What start-stop-daemon does is defined by Debians dpkg. It is nothing that
> belongs to the Hurd per se. (In other words, There are more useful things
> to work on :)
Oops. I already wrote something that's starting to work :) Oh well.
> Everything comes from Debian (the Hurd itself uses /libexec/rc). See the
> experimental syslogd package at alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/contrib/marcus
Where? I looked in this dir but didn't see anything obvious. I took a look
at /libexec/rc and noticed that it calls /sbin/inetd and /sbin/syslogd
directly. It apparently will also start sendmail if the config file exists.
Wouldn't this ordinarily be the responsibility of scripts under init.d? I'm
not suggesting that it be changed -- I'm just curious about the overall
startup sequence in relation to Linux (with which I am more familiar).
One more thing. If I'd like to change the text sequence that displays just
before the login> prompt, i.e., to give users a special message, what file
contains that text?
From: Marcus Brinkmann [mailto:Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de]
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 1:12 PM
To: Kevin Musick
Subject: Re: Simple Questions
On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 07:38:59AM -0700, Kevin Musick wrote:
> To those who responded to my questions regarding compilation of
> start-stop-daemon -- thanks! I'm going to try to write my own version of
> this utility as an exercise. Are there any features start-stop-daemon is
What start-stop-daemon does is defined by Debians dpkg. It is nothing that
belongs to the Hurd per se. (In other words, There are more useful things
to work on :)
> Also, Hurd doesn't seem to have an /etc/inittab. Am I missing something?
> noticed the directory structure of the rc files is somewhat different than
> the Linux distributions I'm familiar with. Typically, there is an rc.d
> directory, which contains the init.d directory and the rc#.d directories.
> In Hurd (I assume it's a Debian convention), the init.d and rc#.d
> directories are in /etc and there is also an rc.boot and an rcS.d. I'm
> trying to understand the basic dir structure and what file the system
> at to determine where the startup/shutdown scripts will be located.
Everything comes from Debian (the Hurd itself uses /libexec/rc). See the
experimental syslogd package at alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/contrib/marcus
> What is the status of X-Windows on Hurd?
You will have to find out yourself.
> It seems that there was a separate
> branch of GNU Mach that contained support for Linux char devices. Is this
> required? I was under the impression that it would be someday superceded
> OSKit mach.
Does oskit mach have char device support?
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