|From:||Roger Leigh <rleigh-AT-codelibre.net>|
|Subject:||Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian|
|Date:||Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:57:17 +0100|
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 01:42:48PM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote: > I'm going to investigate it in more detail on a running Gentoo system > and learn a bit more about it before doing anything. If anyone fancies > doing the packaging, I'll be happy to join in. I'll probably be able > to provide a better overview once I know a bit more. Just to provide a bit more context for this discussion. After learning a bit more about how OpenRC works, thanks to their assistance on IRC: - OpenRC is a relacement for sysv-rc/insserv/startpar - It still depends on sysvinit, though only for the initial inittab runlevel actions. - It uses its own dependency system rather than LSB. In some ways, it's nicer (starting a script manually will also start the required deps, something LSB scripts can not do), and most of the LSB deps will map to OpenRC deps (not sure about all the (X- variants yet) - It looks like it will be possible to get OpenRC to run LSB scripts and cope with LSB dependencies, which would let us evaluate it in Debian. So from the POV of the wider systemd/upstart debate, it's not going to particularly affect that. I think this could be viewed as a potentially good upgrade from insserv/startpar. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' schroot and sbuild http://alioth.debian.org/projects/buildd-tools `- GPG Public Key F33D 281D 470A B443 6756 147C 07B3 C8BC 4083 E800
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