[Tfug] Well, now i've seen it all.

Bowie J. Poag bpoag at comcast.net
Tue May 31 01:00:39 MST 2011

...with the exception being that launchd doesn't attempt to do init's job for it. It makes sense at that level, but no further.

Not everything needs to get kicked off at startup. Some things are perfectly capable of being kicked of on an as-needed basis, and launchd is good for that. From a systems perspective, it's when something like systemd comes along, and tries to usurp the role init is perfectly capable of playing.....thats where I'd draw the line. If you're going to go there, you might as well have a special handler/editor for every individual program on the system.

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On May 30, 2011, at 7:15 PM, Zack Williams <zdwzdw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 1:50 PM,  <bpoag at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Fedora 15 no longer supports /etc/inittab.
>> ...and people wonder why I switched to OS X.
> You like launchd that much?
> I'm surprised you're not pining for BSD style initscripts or DJB's
> daemontools...
> - Zack
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