Re: PROPOSAL: standard run levels (draft 1)
Robert Current <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> One possability: Find the most common run levels in all Linux
> distributions, and leave those in place. Then shuffle the rest of
> them to fit. For example, if all distributions use 5 for xdm, then
> keep 5 as xdm (but Debian doesn't use it that way). If five
> distributions have the same run level 4, keep it... etc.
I think this is the best option. If anyone has info on other
distributions (Caldera, Pacific Hitech, etc.), please go ahead and
> The second possability...
> Structure it logically.
> Shutdown and Reboot right next to eachother
> UnNetworked next to each other
> Networked together
Hmmm... I don't think this a good option. Run levels 0 (halt) and 6
(reboot) are pretty much carved in stone, at least in documentation
and the minds of system administrators. A significant number of
people reboot systems using "init 6", for example.
> Then, now that I think about it, there is a third possability. Survey
> commercial UNIX's, and see what they have most common, and use that?
Well, I also looked at Solaris. Linux is much more important.