hard to find info about init

MJang mike at mommabears.com
Wed Nov 12 03:27:09 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 19:14 -0800, jim wrote:
> thank you, john. 
>    i looked at the upstart page. my ubuntu 
> server (8.04) system doesn't have upstart 
> on it; the  ps  command shows init as 
> process number 1. 
>    so i'm still looking for information 
> about the init process: what files does it 
> reference as it comes up and as it runs? 
> how to configure init? 

Dear Jim, 

I think John pointed you to that page, here:
> > http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ is the main page and most of the details can
> > be found on the wiki - http://upstart.ubuntu.com/wiki/
> >

While the "init" process still exists, it is part of the Upstart system.

In essence, the files "referenced" by init are in the /etc/event.d/
directory. Most of these are scripts - groups of commands executed under
conditions implied in each file - or by the name of the file, such as

Under the Upstart system, configuring "init" means configuring these


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