Sys-V-Init scripts from upstart files

Giacomo A. Catenazzi cate at
Wed Jun 13 11:38:12 UTC 2007

Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 13.06.2007, 13:10 +0200 schrieb Giacomo A. Catenazzi:
>> Can I ask: why the init.d scripts should be linked to a
>> specifid init deamon?
>> IMHO we could have a very short init, which it will do
>> 1- call an "init.d" program/deamon
>>     (and our discussion should be only on this part)
>> 2- do what an init should do: give the eternal rest to zombies
>>     and being the father of the orphans.
> We do not plan to change the way some init systems work or do not work
> with the metainit project. We just want to make it easy for some (most)
> daemons to be supported by new init systems. Or did I mis-understand
> you?

I think it is ok, but you used twice "init" (and IMHO with two different
I was wondering about:
> fwiw, runit, minit, and other daemontools-style init systems prefer
> daemons which do not fork as well.  Having
> non-forking/non-backgrounding processes makes reliable supervision
> much more straightforward.

I hope (but I think it is so), that this project doesn't need a
specific (or new) init (init as PID=1) deamon.


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