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From: Patrick McLean <chutzpah@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:44:06
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo by "Olivier Crête"
On 23/08/10 02:28 PM, Olivier Crête wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 19:09 +0100, Mike Auty wrote: >> On 23/08/10 18:26, Olivier Crête wrote: >>> >>> Other distributions are going one step further and are going for >>> shell-free boot. We should follow that lead. >>> >> Why? Presumably they're doing it by writing programs that do their own >> parsing and executing, which means they'll need a maintainer just for >> that program and they'll have to go through a few iterations to get the >> initial bugs out, and then people will have to learn how to use the >> different-yet-again language that goes with it. Why not rely on a >> prebuilt parser that devs already have to know to look after ebuilds? > > Systemd uses ini style files for configuration (and symlinks). So there > really isn't much of a parser in there. And obviously, they're going > through some bugfixing right now, so when F14/F15 are out there, we can > just take their complete solution ;) >
What are you actual complaints about openrc? What is wrong with using shell for bootup, it works, it's fast (especially with openrc's ability to be executed with dash) and _extremely_ flexible.