Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "C. Brewer" <cbrewer@×××××××××××××.net>
To: azarah@g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Runlevels
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:53:23
1 Well I wasn't really asking for the wheel reinvented, more of a move from bias-ply to steel belted radials. Starting in single mode and executing /sbin/rc default brings up local and metalog, skipped postfix and cron, and left me with only one vc and never did make it to the startDM script. What I was trying to say is that instead of using numbered init runlevels, the package I referred to allows such as "telinit default" "telinit nonetwork" and will execute them as such. Also the need(8) seems to take care of a lot of stuff through code that you currently use bash scripts for, and allows you to rollback to any point in a runlevel. It comes with a nice userspace demo that you can check out without altering your current init setup. I just figured that if its simplicity and flexibility wowed even me, that perhaps it wouldn't be lost on anyone truly in the know. I know the standard answer of develop it myself and submit it, but I'm not a developer, so my next resort is to appeal
2 to those that are:)
4 On an unrelated note, there must be a better way to report smaller bugs.. I mean do you really want to see a bugzilla report such as "Added ampersand to /sbin/rc to supress devfsd version output on boot"?
6 Thanks for your time:)
7 --
8 Chuck Brewer
9 Registered Linux User #284015
10 Get my gpg public key at!! Encrypted e-mail preferred.