Petter Reinholdtsen schrieb: > For Lenny, the release team requested email proposing release goals > sent to the debian-release mailing list, and I assume the same is true > for Squeeze. I would like to propose a release goal for Squeeze, based > on the Lenny release goal named "Prepare init.d-Scripts for > dependency-based init systems". See > <URL:http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2007/06/msg00164.html> for > that proposal. That goal was met, and I believe it is time to take > the next step and enable dependency based boot sequencing by default. > > Dependency based boot sequencing can be enabled in Lenny today by > running this command as root: > > aptitude install insserv && dpkg-reconfigure insserv > > Status and other relevant links regarding this release goal is > available from > <URL: http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts/DependencyBasedBoot >. > > Ordering the boot sequence based on complete dependency information > get rid of a few problems with incorrect ordering, make it easier to > handle changes in dependencies for init.d scripts, make it possible to > detect dependency loops and finally make it possible to execute the > boot scripts concurrently for faster boot. The main advantage is that > it allow us to get a correct boot sequence, and to verify that it stay > correct. :) > > If you want to discuss this release goal, please join us on > #pkg-sysvinit on irc.debian.org and the > <URL: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/initscripts-ng-devel > > mailing list. I think, one missing piece is a proper interface for updating init script priorities (if the depencies or the list of runlevel changes) in a policy compliant way. Atm there is none, causing major headaches. There was a proposal by Kel some time ago and this should be sorted out / finalized first before we can make initserv mandatory. Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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