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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
> it).

There is no reason to use insserv on embedded systems, though if you do,
you could create the image somewhere else on a fast machine and don't
have the draw backs of time-consuming resolving dependencies AFAICS?



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