Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Jun 2007 09:03 UTC, submitted by lost
Slackware, Slax Today Patrick J. Volkerding announced Slackware Linux 12.0 RC2. There are no big new features, this is almost a collection of bug fixes. A review of the RC1 can be found here (translation). A review of the Slackware-based Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO can also be found here.
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RE[2]: 12 RC1
by Siamhie on Tue 26th Jun 2007 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE: 12 RC1"
Siamhie
Member since:
2007-02-05

So, Slackware's init is a SysV-style init, without the SVR4-style per-runlevel symlinks.

Actually, as krasnolin pointed out, Slackware's init scripts are BSD style with SysV compatability included.

this is from the rc.sysvinit located in /etc/rc.d.

This file provides basic compatibility with SystemV style
# startup scripts. The SystemV style init system places
# start/stop scripts for each runlevel into directories such as
# /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/ (for runlevel 3) instead of starting them
# from /etc/rc.d/rc.M. This makes for a lot more init scripts,
# and a more complicated execution path to follow through if
# something goes wrong. For this reason, Slackware has always
# used the traditional BSD style init script layout.
#
# However, many binary packages exist that install SystemV
# init scripts. With rc.sysvinit in place, most well-written
# startup scripts will work. This is primarily intended to
# support commercial software, though, and probably shouldn't
# be considered bug free.
#
# Written by Patrick Volkerding <volkerdi@slackware.com>, 1999
# from an example by Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>.

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RE[3]: 12 RC1
by jbcircus on Tue 26th Jun 2007 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: 12 RC1"
jbcircus Member since:
2007-06-26

That's true. I've modified the review. Thanks!

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