Attention! Huge update

Moritz Heiber moe at
Thu Apr 5 23:15:30 CEST 2007

Hello dear Lunar users,

I just commited a huge update to the way Lunar Linux handles its
most vital init scripts. From now on, a module named 'lunar-init' is
going to hold some of the more system-bound init scripts like
'mount' (which has been with e2fsprogs before) and 'network' (which has
been a part of net-tools). This update is by no means automatic and
requires your attention:

1) Run lunar update as usual. lunar-init is a dependency of
lunar/theedge and thus will get installed before anything else.

However, it is ment to fail on the first run since the old init scripts
are still installed in /etc/init.d. DO NOT PANIC. This is the intended
behaviour and saves us from dozens of lines of migration code.

2) Let your update continue as planned. e2fsprogs and net-tools have
both been "updated" (their UPDATED field has been set to today) in
order for them to complete a compilation without installing any init
scripts. This step has to be taken to asure that none of the init
scripts are tracked via any other installation logs than that of

3) Check whether one of the following files is still present
in /etc/init.d/:


If that is the case (and you do not employ your own version of
these scripts) remove them on your own. If you don't remove them on your
own 'lunar-init' is NOT going to install or overwrite any files
present and will throw an error again.

4) Reinstall 'lunar-init'. It should now go smooth and without an
error. If that is not the case DO NOT REBOOT your machine but report
the problem to our bugtracker.

5) Check whether you now have existing copies in /etc/init.d of the
files mentioned earlier.

And we're done. Congratulations! Its now safe to reboot your box (not


[Q] Any updates on the init scripts?

[A] Absolutely. The network script has been refactored to support
    WEP/WPA/ifplugd out of box. Now you will be able to configure your
    wpa_supplicant and just let it run at boottime. Combined with
    ifplugd it lets you run dhcp clients on requests or network
    connectivity. Roaming and network priorities etc .. you name.

    The other scripts have been tweaked to work with chkconfig.

[Q] Are there any other init scripts going to be intregrated with this

[A] Most likely.

[Q] Why go through all this trouble?

[A] It makes the init scripts maintainable. Before that we always had to
    bump individual version of modules that weren't related to any
    of the actions these scripts invoked.

[Q] No seriously, why?

[A] Because sofar said so.

Any further questions or bugs can be directed either to this list,
the IRC channel or our beloved bugtracker.


Moritz Heiber for the Lunar Linux Development Team

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