Laying down the glove to the ricers
alex.esplin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 10:03:03 MDT 2006
On 9/11/06, Steve Dibb <steve at wonkabar.org> wrote:
> Hans Fugal wrote:
> > Well that's not an enhanced startup system, but just a minimalist
> > install. Any distro will let you enable or disable daemons.
> I gotta say -- this is one of my favorite things about Gentoo -- how it
> it takes a minimalistic approach *by default*. You don't have to
> disable anything because nothing is turned on. You don't even get a
> system logger unless you install it yourself and add it to the startup
That's what I meant as well. Gentoo gives you an extremely minimal
number of running daemons by default and you turn on whatever else you
want/need by using
$rc-update add (or del to remove) <daemon_to_add> <runlevel_to_add_to>
Hans, Thanks for your suggestion about pstree. That's one more thing
that I can stick in my list of "keepers" from this list.
Basically what it boils down to for me is that up until now I had
never heard of pstree and I had heard of and used Gentoo's rc-update
(which to me seems a really intuitive way to add/remove
processes/daemons to the boot process). Now I have something else to
learn and tinker with, which to me is one of the greatest benefits of
any Linux distro.
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