[sf-lug] how to configure init on ubuntu server?
jim at well.com
Tue Nov 11 21:52:29 PST 2008
i've very recently been getting exposed
to the bad news. and it's fairly bad, in my
view: no overview of the upstart technology,
no definition of "upstart", no tutorial that
i've found yet.
on the other hand, there are a lot of
doors one can open via
so many damn doors, though; nice to have
an overview: mark sobell's is good:
with something like a tutorial in there as
On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 19:51 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting jim (jim at well.com):
> > I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT FILES ARE USED
> > on ubuntu server 8.04 to configure init.
> I have good news and bad news for you.
> Good news: Better things than SystemV init now exist. One of them is
> Upstart, to which the last coupl'a revs of *buntu have switched. The
> main advantage is that it's an _event-driven_ init, such that each
> process that starts knows which other processes have to start first and
> watch for signals from those processes that say they're running --
> and also, themselves, issue signals upon startup to let other processes
> know, that might depend on them in turn. Likewise, a process that shuts
> down issues a signal, etc.
> Bad news: You now get to learn Upstart. ;->
> http://www.linux.com/feature/125977 <= Mark Sobell alert!
>  Lazy-ass survey of the contenders, written by yr. humble correspondent,
> a couple of years ago: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Admin/init.html
> (Yes, I know it needs formatting.)
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