rcorder for Linux

Neil Woolford neil at neilwoolford.co.uk
Thu Oct 27 20:20:30 UTC 2005

> > I've recently been playing with FreeBSD for work, and I
> > notice that they use a nice system to determine daemon load
> > order. Each daemon specifies what it needs (say, 'REQUIRE:
> > networking' or 'PROVIDE: dns') in a specific syntax, and
> > then the rcorder program goes through and figures out the
> > proper load order: a daemon that REQUIREs networking, for
> > instance, will load after one that PROVIDEs networking.
> > 
> > This seems to me a much smarter way to work than the
> > (SysV-derived?) system that Debian uses, [snip]
> > 
> > I'm told that Debian -- or maybe Linux generally? -- will
> > probably undergo some big changes in daemon loading within
> > the next couple years. Can anyone provide any more detail on
> > this?
> >

This is up as a suggestion in the road to Dapper section of the Ubuntu


Is the link, but there is no detail there yet.  I quote the current

>>Discuss replacing the tried, trusted and terrible sysvinit with
>>something a little more flashy such as initng or launchd.

I personally think this should be encouraged :)

Neil Woolford.

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