Bug#838480: init: inclusion of runit-init into Pre-Depends

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Sep 21 14:11:38 BST 2016

Am 21.09.2016 um 15:06 schrieb Michael Biebl:
> Am 21.09.2016 um 14:10 schrieb Martin Pitt:
>> Hello Dmitry,
>> Dmitry Bogatov [2016-09-21 14:47 +0300]:
>>> Since 'runit-init' package, which provides /sbin/init is in testing, I
>>> ask include 'runit-init' into Pre-Depends: of this metapackage.
>> Does that need any adjustment in invoke-rc.d, service, or update-rc.d?
> Seems like runit-run only provides /sbin/init, no
> /sbin/{poweroff,reboot,runlevel,shutdown,halt,telinit}
> Those are typically expected by a sysv like system. Not providing them
> would break quite a lot.

I tried to install runit-init in a VM and ended up with a basically
broken system. As mentioned, those tools above were missing, so I wasn't
able to shutdown/reboot from the desktop environment.

I then tried to read the runit man page which gave absolutely no clue
how to reboot the system in a controlled manner.
As a next step, I did a hard-reset. The system tried to boot but didn't
offer any gettys or anything which would allow me to login.
At this point I gave up.

Imho, runit(-init) is not ready yet to be listed as a functional


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