[arch-dev-public] [signoff] initscripts-2011.04.1-2

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Apr 28 20:33:57 EDT 2011

Hi guys,

A new initscripts package is in testing, please test and signoff.

The only change since -1 is that we now have a versioned dependency on

I suggest putting a note on the frontpage:


New initscripts removes legacy code, requires up-to-date packages

As of initscripts 2011.04.1 we expect all other packages (except for
the kernel) to be up-to-date. This in particular includes udev, mdadm,
dmraid, lvm.

Some highlights from the changelog:

* We now let udev deal with mdadm, and no longer call mdadm explicitly
* We now strongly discourage the use of HWCLOCK="localtime", as this
may lead to several known and unfixable bugs
* The adjustment of the hwclock for drift is moved into a daemon that
should not be used in most scenarios as it can lead to subtle bugs
(especially if using dual-boot or ntp)

New features:
* a new binary, /sbin/rc, that allows to start/stop and list daemons
* support FakeRAID (dmraid)
* support btrfs

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