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From: Chris Reffett <creffett@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: renaming "rc" binary in OpenRC
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:48:29
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] rfc: renaming "rc" binary in OpenRC by William Hubbs
1 On 12/11/2013 3:41 PM, William Hubbs wrote:
2 > All,
3 >
4 > We got a request from Debian to rename the "rc" binary of OpenRC due to
5 > a naming conflict they have. They have a port of the at&t plan 9 shell,
6 > which has a binary named "rc" as well[1].
7 >
8 > My thought is to rename our "rc" to "openrc", since that would be
9 > unique.
10 >
11 > I know at least one thing that will break is everyone's inittab, so
12 > should I sed their inittab in our live ebuild or expect them to fix it
13 > and give a warning? I know that once OpenRC with this change is
14 > released, it will need to probably be p.masked until there is a new
15 > release of sysvinit that updates the inittab.
16 >
17 > I'm not sure what else will break.
18 >
19 > Does anyone have any ideas wrt other things to look for, or should I
20 > make the changes upstream and have people let us know what
21 > else breaks?
22 >
23 > William
24 >
25 > [1]
26 The idea of running a sed on inittab in an ebuild, no matter what the
27 context, terrifies me. Perhaps we can ease this in slowly by renaming rc
28 -> openrc and symlinking rc -> openrc and making a release with that
29 change concurrent with a news item? Or even just do that in the ebuild
30 rather than in the actual sources. I don't think Debian will keel over
31 and die if it takes a little extra time for the change to go through,
32 and it beats a ton of broken systems.
34 Chris Reffett


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: renaming "rc" binary in OpenRC Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: renaming "rc" binary in OpenRC Paul Tagliamonte <paultag@××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: renaming "rc" binary in OpenRC Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>