initscripts and how many patches to carry

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 23 00:14:20 CDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 07:09:51AM +0200, Sami Dalouche wrote:
> > That said, we are interested in experimenting with alternative init systems,
> > including parallel/dependency based systems.
> OK Great ! :) The only problem is that is has to remain compatible with debian,
> otherwise all debian-daemons won't work :( So either debian has to accept some
> alternative init system, either we are limited to hacking on the current one...

It would need to remain compatible anyway, in order to sanely carry out a

> > Yes, NetworkManager will take over this duty and operates in the background.
> Great ! I didn't hear about it before. I tried to install the network-manager
> but I had no more connection straight after installing it, so I guess I'll see
> that later :) But it looks like it's built on dbus, so it must be bleeding-edge
> stuff :)

It wasn't ready in time for 5.10; we plan to polish it up for 6.04.

 - mdz

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