[CentOS] SysVinit guidance, please

Alain Spineux aspineux at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 09:45:44 UTC 2007

I would evaluate the difference before to do that.
You should unpack both package in a temporary directory and look for difference.
This is very easy they are all text file.

Use # rpm2cpio RPM_file | cpio -idv
to unpack the RPM file

and # diff -ru /tmp/dir1 /tmp/dir2
to compare recursively text file

This will help you to understand what your probleme is.
Be carefull about file /etc/init.d/halt , this is the last command run
when shutingdow



On 9/4/07, Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I have experienced a couple of power failures since installing CentOS 5,
> both while I was working on the system.  The first time, several weeks
> ago, I thought there was some "feature" that I had never seen before but
> couldn't really put my finger on it.  The power came back on after a few
> seconds and I never missed a beat.  I also shrewdly forgot about the
> anomaly that I had almost noticed.
> I had a real power failure 2 days ago and tried to be more observant.
> What had gotten my attention earlier is that the once-familiar banner
> displayed on about everything except my room's ceiling was missing.
> After some red herrings and blind alleys (hey, you don't have to worry
> about mixed metaphors when you're an illiterate old coot!) I decided
> that the missing banners and the fact that the power was killed while a
> graphical page was displayed was what I saw.
> Anyhow, it seems that these extinct banners were a function of the
> /bin/shutdown routine in SysVinit because banners happen in CentOS 4.x
> whether the shutdown command is issued by fingers or by a UPS monitoring
> daemon.  And I have since found that they're gone from CentOS 5, no
> matter how shutdown is invoked.
> After all of this, my question boils down to one of replacing the
> current SysVinit package, SysVinit-2.86-14.i386.rpm  with the one from
> CentOS 4.x, SysVinit-2.85-34.3.i386.rpm
> Would that be courting disaster?
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Alain Spineux
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