Advice on Runit Hint please.

Tushar Teredesai linux_from_scratch at
Tue May 25 10:59:34 PDT 2004

Richard A Downing FBCS wrote:

> As you may or may not know I wrote a couple of hints on how to replace 
> sysVinit with runit.  It was an interesting exercise, and runit is a 
> fine piece of software, but I rather regret it.  The problem is that I 
> don't want to maintain the hints, indeed I don't want to use runit 
> anymore - the latest LFS-Bootscripts are entirely to my liking.
> However, I am getting requests for support.  At the moment things are 
> fresh enough in my mind that I can respond to them sensibly, but this 
> will increasingly not be the case.
> Should I:
> 1)  Release a revised version saying clearly that there is no support 
> and the the author is not using the hint himself.  Then orphan the hint.
> 2)  Withdraw the hints to OLD.
> 3)  Something else I haven't thought of.

Option 1.

Tushar Teredesai
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