[arch-dev-public] [prerelease] initscripts-2011.09.2-1

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Sep 29 20:36:19 EDT 2011

On 30/09/11 00:00, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I pushed a release candidate of initscripts to [testing]. I'd still
> like to include some man pages that Seblu is working on, but I'll be
> busy this weekend and next week, so I thought I'd get some feedback on
> this as soon as possible, even if it will not be the final release.
> Look out for:
> The timeouts for SIGTERM/SIGKILL at shutdown have been increased and
> the error reporting in case the timeouts are reached is improved. This
> should hopefully make it simpler to spot any problems with processes
> not being properly killed before shutdown. Such problems have been
> reported, but I have not managed to reproduce them.
> -------------
> Deprecation:
> * We'll complain if /usr is on a separate mount point and has not been
> mounted by the initramfs (mkinitcpio does not yet support this, but
> there are patches available)
> Features:
> * We load fragments from sysctl.d in addition to the sysctl.conf file
> * rc.d is can now filter the output in a nice way
> * We pivot into a shutdown ramfs if it exists in /run/initramfs (this
> is mostly for testing purposes as mkinitcpio still does not support
> this)
> Towards read only /etc:
> * /etc/profile.d/locale.sh is now a static file, rather than being
> generated on every boot (this means we need to use -f when updating)

Please do not encourage using -f when updating   (people will use 
"pacman -Syuf", which is evil...).   Instead, "mv 
/etc/profile.d/locale.sh{,.bak}" and then update.

> * /etc/localtime may now be a symlink, and is not written to unless it
> is necessary.
> Cheers,
> Tom

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