[olug] Debian (Ubuntu): SysV init vs. Upstart

Dave Thacker dthacker at bluestrain.net
Thu Oct 28 00:00:59 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010 03:47:09 pm Jay Hannah wrote:
> Fascinating. Hadn't noticed this before it popped up yesterday on our
> odlug.org "community development server." Apparently Debian and Ubuntu
> grew tired of System-V init ("traditional" /etc/init.d) just working fine
> forever and ever and are adopting Upstart as a replacement?
> Anyone else using distros where /etc/init.d/ is full of sym links to
> upstart-job?
>    http://upstart.ubuntu.com/
> ( Far more specifically, but I already worked around the problem: Anyone
> else hit this crazy thing? start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to
> connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused )
> Or perhaps everybody but me has known about Upstart for years?  :)

Let's just say I've....gotten used to it in RHEL

Here's a bit 'o advocacy from the past.    I neither endorse nor condemn the 
author's view. 


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