Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: Chris Jones <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/17/1999 20:17:02
On Wed, Mar 17, 1999 at 11:47:50AM -0700, Chris Jones wrote:
> >>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin P Neal <email@example.com> writes:
> Kevin> Would a set of Makefiles be sufficient to build a start script?
> It would be neat to have an init which could read a config file in a
> syntax similar to a Makefile. So, for instance, nfsd is dependent on
> portmap running. Portmap is dependent on ifconfig having been run at
> some point in the past. etc.
> I would be hesitant to put this much complexity into init, but there
> are some arguments for it. For starters, init is in a good position
> to know what daemons are running, since they're all children of init.
If you want this functionality: implement it in a seperate program, and call
it from a replacement /etc/rc. No need to hack init.
And read the discussion about this in tech-uhm, what was it, a while ago.
The searchable mailing list archives will help.