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Re: Switching the default startup method

Martin Wuertele wrote:
Hi Steve!

* Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2009-08-24 10:03]:

The main thing I know about file-rc is that it's a corner case that further
breaks upgrade handling when packages need to renumber their symlinks in
/etc/rc?.d.  I know "embedded" is often used as a catch-all to describe all
kinds of crackful ideas, but I'm at a loss to see how this makes file-rc
in particular appealing to anyone.

It's easy to maintain, it doesn't require a bunch of symlinks like
sysv-rc nor does it require the magic of insserv, it is easy to change
the order in which services are started without time-consuming resolving dependencies (eg linksys WRT54GS v1.1, asus wl500g boot pretty fast with

BTW the "resolving dependencies" is done at installation/update time, not at
every boot.


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