Re: sysvinit and hurd
Miquel van Smoorenburg <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Since Debian GNU/Hurd doesn't use sysvinit, just depending on libc0.3
>> seems like a good enough solution I think, or just not listing libc0.3
>> at all (as it is now AFAIK).
> Wait, the Hurd doesn't use sysvinit at all ? I do get regular bugreports
> saying "this needs to be fixed for the hurd" and "hurd needs a
> hurd-specific inittab" and so on. Where does that come from, then ?
> *confused* (see e.g. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=246743)
You are partially right. GNU/Hurd doesn't use sysvinit *yet*. If I
understand it correctly, people are porting sysvinit to GNU/Hurd.
Perhaps it was already done.
The bug report you showed us seems to confirm this. In the emails it
is said that the patch (I assume there is a patch, I haven't read all
of it :)) will add GNU/Hurd support.
Better ask the people who ported sysvinit, Robert and Guillem (IIRC).
> Okay, anyway, if the hurd doesn't use sysvinit then I only need to
> bother with kFreeBSD. And I shouldn't have been posting here in the
> first place, I guess ;)
You did the right thing. GNU/Hurd absolutely needs sysvinit, it is
really important to us. We just have to wait for Robert to answer
I've added a CC to Robert, IIRC he does not read this mailinglist