Upstart? Plymouth?

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at
Wed Feb 24 17:50:44 UTC 2010

Scott James Remnant wrote:
> This is a bug that I'm working on.
> The problem is there's no code in Plymouth to put the VT back ;-)

And probably way to busy to work on documentation.  At some point it 
would be nice to have a better understanding of how upstart works.  The 
concept of an event driven init replacement isn't completely jelling in 
my little peanut brain; even more so as a replacement for cron/anacron.

For example, in /etc/init/networking.conf one finds

start on (local-filesystems
           and stopped udevtrigger)

Hookay, but what/where is "local-filesystems"?  I can't find a conf file 
for this in /etc/init, although there is one for udevtrigger.

Right now in Lucid things are a bit of a mess, with a bunch of stuff in 
/etc/init and a bunch of other very similar stuff in /etc/init.d.  Not a 
problem of course if everything just works flawlessly right out of the 
box so that I don't even have to think about it, but.....  <:)

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