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Author: o1bigtenor
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Subject: [DNG] Fwd: New build + extras
On Mon, May 30, 2022 at 8:55 PM Steve Litt <slitt@???> wrote:
> o1bigtenor via Dng said on Mon, 30 May 2022 17:07:44 -0500
> >On Mon, May 30, 2022 at 5:03 PM o1bigtenor <o1bigtenor@???>
> >Not trying to start any kind of 'holy war' but was thinking of using
> >SysV init unless there are some great arguments where another option
> >is better - - - that is something that needs its own advice.
> Before I continue, I was quite happy with sysvinit 1998 to whenever
> upstart took over. Sysvinit does the job.
> In my opinion the difference between sysvinit and OpenRC is not enough
> to walk away from the familiar sysvinit.
> Now, because runit exists, I would never again start up my daemons
> using sysvinit. Instead, I would do one of the two following:
> 1: Use sysvinit for PID1, and:
>         A: Start runit in /etc/inittab as a respawn
>         B: For each daemon:
>                 i: Disable the daemon in sysvinit
>                 ii: Enable it in runit

> 2: Use runit as a complete init system
> If I were using Devuan (my Daily Driver Desktop (DDD) is Void), I would
> choose alternative 1 because it's simple and sticks with what I know. If
> I were using a native runit distro like Void I'd use alternative 2.
> I think #1 is a great way to slowly wade from the shallow end of to the
> deep end.

So on a complicated system - - - - this sounds like things could get
sorta interesting. I have some 14+ GB of software in my /usr partition
so I don't think I'm into straightforward stuff (LOL). Dunno what this
would be like in real life.

I need to make a decision quickly because the new system will
hopefully be here by the end of the week and then its assemble
and start the loading!!

How does runit improve things from SysV?

Have you tried running devuan on 64 bit SOCs yet?

Am thinking of using some such for servers - - - dunno where to
get info - - - - looking at some interesting logging for a fairly large amount
of inputs and then afterward looking at the data for determining a
number of different things. The software - - - looks like I'm going to
have to roll my own. Just isn't much that I think is good stuff at
prices I'm willing to pay (ag related stuff).

Thanks for the tip!