[arch-dev-public] [HEADSUP] util-linux deprecating sysvinit-tools

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Aug 13 09:59:15 EDT 2013

Hi guys,

As you can see below, util-linux-24 will contain most of the tools
from sysvinit-tools. I therefore intend to propose that we drop
sysvinit-tools once util-linux-24 is out.

If anyone have any objections or concerns, this would be the perfect
time to speak up, so we can sort out any problems before the release.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karel Zak <kzak at redhat.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Subject: sysvinit last, lastb, wall, mesg
To: util-linux at vger.kernel.org
Cc: Ondrej Oprala <ooprala at redhat.com>

 We have started sysvinit utils consolidation long time ago
 (mountpoint, utmpdump, etc.). I'd like to finish this task in v2.24.

 The goal is to make sysvinit[-tools] package unnecessary and maintain
 generic init independent commands in utils-linux (and procps).

 v2.24 changes:

 * I have merged last/lastb from sysvinit

   The sysvinit implementation is better than the original util-linxu
   code. The problem is that command line options are incompatible, so
   the old util-linxu version is temporary available by

 * wall(1) from util-linux has been improved to accept a message on
   command line to be compatible with sysvinit implementation.

 * mesg(1) seems already compatible, so no change.

 All the commands are enabled by default now.  Use --disable-{last,wall,mesg}
 if you don't like this decision.

 Thanks to Ondrej (in CC) for his help with this boring work.


 Karel Zak  <kzak at redhat.com>
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