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Re: OT: The following packages will be REMOVED:



On Wed, 2012-11-14 at 13:30 -0500, Tom H wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Ralf Mardorf
> <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> >
> > I guess the averaged Ubuntu user isn't aware that Ubuntu switched from
> > init to upstart, the averaged Arch user is aware of the switch from
> > initscripts to systemd. I wonder if it was possible to Upgrade from
> > Ubuntu old school to Ubuntu upstart? I think so, because Ubuntu e.g.
> > still maintains policykit, udev. Arch doesn't!
> 
> You must mean consolekit not policykit.
> 
> You're underestimating Ubuntu users. For example, NetworkManager's
> startup has been migrated to upstart so
> 
> [initctl] restart network-manager
> and
> service network-manager restart
> 
> work and
> 
> invoke-rc.d network-manager restart
> and
> /etc/init.d/network-manager
> 
> don't work.
> 
> So, at the very least, anyone using Ubuntu who's had to restart a
> service that's been migrated to upstart knows that something's
> changed.

No, I'm talking about the kit family and especially about PolicyKit
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PolicyKit .


And if for Debian udev still should be available as an
independent package, then because Debian maintainers extract it from
systemd, "In April 2012, udev's source tree was merged into systemd" -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udev

There are still howtos for Ubuntu, that refer to "/etc/init.d/foo start|
stop|status" instead of "service".

Regards,
Ralf





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