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Re: rc

On Mon, Aug 07, 2000 at 09:05:03PM +0200, Juli-Manel Merino Vidal wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2000 at 02:51:54PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > System V init has some deliberate limits (for example a fixed number of
> > run-levels). For the hurd we want something better.
> So, what will the hurd implement ?

I am afraid the Hurd itself will not write any code :)

> When ?

ha! :)

> > However, I ported sysvinit from Linux to the Hurd. An experimental, old
> But if hurd won't use it, why port ? (Well, it's useful to run System
> V initialization files, which Debian GNU/Linux uses, but we should do
> things well from the start...) (this is my opinion).

Debian GNU/Hurd will use it until the other stuff is implemnted, so
people who use the distribution will get what they want.

That's why Roland implemented the /libexec/runsystem feature, so we can keep
it confifgurable but seperated.

Debian has an interface to add bootscripts (update-rc.d), so any style of
init mechanism can be plugged in. In Debian, there exist at least two
different init procedures you can install (sysvinit and file-rc).


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