Faster is nice but ...
Posted Sep 21, 2003 19:04 UTC (Sun) by danielos
In reply to: Faster is nice but ...
Parent article: Boot Linux faster (IBM developerWorks)
As for changing the system to use 'make' instead of sh to run all
of the rc scripts ... nice idea with a certain elegance; but the
automated (package manager driven) maintenance of start up scripts
is too valuable to throw away for a few seconds boot time savings.
I want to see how the package maintainers will drop their start/stop
scripts into place under such a scheme. They we have to re-train
EVERY package maintainer (at least for one distribution) to handle
this new scheme.
Well, I guess it's not so hard to add boot depend in a special file parsed by debhelper script, and this is only for service package.
For example if you maintain apache you create a file (i.e. boot-depend) in debian dir and add a line in rules (i.e. dh_bootdepend).
The only work is the script to generate a makefile, and this is almost simple
It seems simple to me
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