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From: Alexander Kellett <a@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Launchd plists, anyone?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:36:41 +0200
sorry for the lame contentless reply... hope positive feedback is welcome.

i like this idea specifically a lot, and in general the addition of
start scripts (currently i'm just starting mysqld on the command line
each time i reset my mac, which is quite frustrating).

launchd is very blackboxish to me, while i know gentoo start up
scripts well. maybe a hybrid approach could be found without too much
code dup that is ideal for either?

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Dirk Tilger <dirk@...> wrote:
> On 2009-04-23, Peter Abrahamsen <rainhead@...> wrote:
>> I've found myself crafting some launchd plists for some daemons we use
>> here, such as postgresql. Are these things that other people are
>> interested in? I could file a bug with a copy of the plist file (to be
>> installed into usr/share) and a patch to the ebuild to issue install
>> instructions where appropriate, if this would be useful to other
>> folks.
> Yes, me. ;)
> But actually, I had a different approach in mind (I believe). One of the
> things that drove me to Gentoo was how the runlevel scripts dealt with
> dependencies.
> I have been using a custom baselayout-prefix ebuild for a while (1.5a)
> that actually allows me to start services just like on a normal Gentoo.
> The only drawback is that the runlevel management does not notice
> reboots and thus does not notice when running daemons just went missing.
> My idea was to have a single LaunchAgent plist and that would be
> starting the runlevel management of the prefixed Gentoo just about the
> same way "init" is doing it for normal Gentoo when you log in.
> Then one can add service scripts using rc-update or whatever way one
> would use on a normal Gentoo. We would need something for the shutdown,
> too, and here I haven't got any good ideas yet.
> Maybe we can work together one this?
> Dirk.

Re: Launchd plists, anyone?
-- Dirk Tilger
Re: Re: Launchd plists, anyone?
-- zAfi
Launchd plists, anyone?
-- Peter Abrahamsen
Re: Launchd plists, anyone?
-- Dirk Tilger
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