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Re: Init : someone could comment this ?



On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 14:34 -0500, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 10:44 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> >   
> >> On Jan 6, 2008 5:36 AM, Enrico Scholz
> >> <enrico scholz informatik tu-chemnitz de> wrote:
> >>     
> >>> An initsystem which requires depbloat like python or perl is completely
> >>> unacceptably.
> >>>       
> >> Bash is not depbloat, but bash + awk + grep + any other userspace
> >> tools shows alot of dep bloat. 
> >>     
> > You will want to make yourself familiar with POSIX.
> >
> >   
> >>  Since python is installed on most
> >> machines,
> >>     
> > Only because RH/Fedora's infrastructure forces users to install it.
> >
> >   
> >>  and almost always putting at least some code in shared
> >> memory space, asking for Python in particular is not unreasonable.
> >>     
> > I could not disagree more - To me any init-script system requiring
> > anything outside of what POSIX requires is a mis-conception and flawed
> > design.
> >
> >   
> Is there a reason for this? It still sounds like a whole lot of "PURGE 
> THE IMPURE!!!" to me.
No, it's "slim down a system to what is inevitably necessary" and don't
try to fall into the trap of trying to replace one interpreter with
another one, which in reality only means to _add_ another one.

Ralf



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