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[sysvinit-devel] Testing a new beta

From: Jesse Smith
Subject: [sysvinit-devel] Testing a new beta
Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 12:34:30 -0300
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Hi all. I am testing a new beta snapshot of SysV init. This one carries
the version label 2.90-beta and can be downloaded from the usual
location [1].

This beta mostly focuses on minor code clean-up. A few little issues
were cleaned up and issues with newer compilers (like GCC 7) were fixed.

The shutdown process now recognizes when the computer has been put to
sleep after shutdown was run. Assuming the system clock is accurate, we
now shutdown when originally asked to instead of at the original time +
time spent in suspend mode.

The /run/initctl interface was documented and now has its own man page.

Upon receiving SIGUSR2, init will close all of its files, including its
control pipe. The pipe can be reopened with SIGUSR1.

There have been minor updates to #include directives to handle changes
in the way some defines are packaged, and a few updates to the Makefile
to make building/distributing sysvinit easier.

Fixed a nasty bug where building sysvinit on Fedora would appear to
work, but without properly linking to crypt() causing either a crash or
undefined behaviour.

Those are the highlights and the rest can be found in the tarball's
doc/Changelog file.

These changes have been tested on amd64 and ARM. And I'm hoping this
beta will attract more testers to confirm everything is working properly.


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