julius julius.junghans at
Sat Feb 21 15:43:23 PST 2004

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 15:05:29 +0000
richard at wrote:

> On 2004-02-21 01:27:47 +0000, Richard Hamilton wrote:
> > I'm to the point where I need to determine how to start my shinny new 
> > LFS system. What are some of the cons of using depinit?
> > 
> None ;-)
> Seriously, the worst is that I have a full time job, and might not have
> time to reply to you until the weekend.
> The next worst is if you put a mistake with sig_quit (used for login) or
> its dependencies, you cannot log in. The documentation includes ways to
> work around this while you diagnose the problem.
> Next on my list would be problems with missing dependencies. If you
> miss one, booting up fully depends on race conditions. As long as
> you can log in, you can normally see the problem in the logs, start the
> missing items by hand and add the dependency.
> Until I get around to improving the documentation, and adding some
> new scripts, it helps if you have a reasonable understanding of linux
> so you can add you own scripts. All the things I have added recently
> were simple viariations of existing patterns.
> There are some bits which I have been on my todo list for months, but
> I have not got arround to them because they do not interest me, and
> no-one has asked for them. For example:
> *) The example scripts use the user's gnupg key for login
>    authentication. I should give a more standard example.
> *) There is no traditional shutdown command. I just use ctrl-alt-del
>    or 'depctl -q'. It would not be hard to make one, but I am a bit
>    lazy.
> *) I have started on maintaining the utmp and wtmp databases, but
>    have not got arround to finidhing that off.
> I should update the website, and remove the 'a bit experimental'
> comment. I have not had to make any changes to depinit for months.
> I have made lots scripts, and I am part way through upgrading
> the documentation generator so I can more easily include new and
> improved scripts.
> I am keen to hear from people who try depinit. Judging by the number
> of e-mails I recieve, there are not that many.
> Richard
> -- 
> Never use the words 'Evil Diabolical Plan' on your resume.

great work, a more detailed documentation would be nice, maybe some example configs.

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