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Old 01-10-2018, 05:10 AM   #1
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sysvinit have new maintainer


Jesse Smith is creating SysV init fixes, maintenance and updates:

https://www.patreon.com/sysvinit
https://github.com/slicer69/sysvinit
 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:12 AM   #2
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Sounds more like a new developer.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:26 AM   #3
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Well, so far the only commit on github apart from the initial check-in is a change to the readme soliciting for donations via paypal or patreon. Colour me sceptical, but IMO that's a bad way to start.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:31 AM   #4
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Really? There is someone/something else other than Slackware which still use SYSV INIT?

Its retirement on github say: nope.

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Old 01-10-2018, 11:31 AM   #5
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The same Jesse Smith as from Distrowatch?
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:20 PM   #6
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Really? There is someone/something else other than Slackware which still use SYSV INIT?

Its retirement on github say: nope.
There's more than one implementation of sysvinit.

About a quarter of all linux distributions still use sysvinit.
 
Old 01-11-2018, 04:46 AM   #7
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The same Jesse Smith as from Distrowatch?
Yes
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:46 PM   #8
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IIRC Slackware uses a blend of SysVinit and BSD init, right? Was it the previous maintainer or this new one that seems poised to launch OpenRC which is also a bit of a blend, no?
 
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Slackware uses System V init - it just does so in a BSD *style*
 
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Well, so far the only commit on github apart from the initial check-in is a change to the readme soliciting for donations via paypal or patreon. Colour me sceptical, but IMO that's a bad way to start.
development happens here:
http://git.savannah.nongnu.org/cgit/sysvinit.git/
and there was at least some source code change
 
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 AM   #11
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Yes, but my comment was in context to the github repos that the OP linked: https://github.com/slicer69/sysvinit

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That repos now has this comment:
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Update: The contents of this repository have all been merged back into the official upstream SysV init repository on Savannah. This repo should not be usd for new development as the latest source code for init can be found here: https://savannah.nongnu.org/git/?group=sysvinit
So it seems that it is just noise and should be ignored.

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