Proposed release goal for Squeeze: Switch to dependency based boot sequencing

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Fri Apr 17 14:59:28 UTC 2009

On Thu, 09 Apr 2009, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> For Lenny, the release team requested email proposing release goals
> sent to the debian-release mailing list, and I assume the same is true
> for Squeeze. I would like to propose a release goal for Squeeze, based
> on the Lenny release goal named "Prepare init.d-Scripts for
> dependency-based init systems".  See
> <URL:> for
> that proposal.  That goal was met, and I believe it is time to take
> the next step and enable dependency based boot sequencing by default.

I second this request.  Note: I am also a member of the initscripts team,
although much less active than Petter.

I have found the dependency-based boot ordering, allied to "startpar" (*NOT*
the "shell" mode), to be more resilient and better behaved (not to mention
MUCH faster, especially at shutdown) than our non-dependency-based ordering
on my limited test set (some server and laptop installs, no bootlogd).

We shouldn't have any problems to bring it to perfection for Squeeze if it
is made a release goal.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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