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Bug 82194 - Please switch to new-style simpleinit
Summary: Please switch to new-style simpleinit
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-19 16:11 UTC by Osma Ahvenlampi
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-01-29 13:36:44 UTC

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Description Osma Ahvenlampi 2003-01-19 16:11:10 UTC
Description of problem:
I was quite surprised not to find a bug regarding this already, so here goes:
Richard Gooch's simpleinit/need/provide mechanism is clearly more powerful than
the current SysVinit scheme, which is a total pain to maintain with its symlink

And not only is it cleaner, but faster too! Improving the boot time would rate
pretty high on my list (being a laptop user).

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-01-29 13:36:44 UTC
We're aware of simpleinit and the need for initscript dependencies, but some investigation 
showed that the benefits of changing are not yet enough to make this a high priority in the 
current grand scheme.

So, thanks for the idea, but it's not likely to get implemented horribly soon.

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