openrc/baselayout2 stabilization update
I am not sure whether init and/or who are part of openrc -- but it is worth noting that "who -b" which is supposed to produce the system boot time still appears to be broken. *I believe I filed a bug report about this around the time of the late 2008 or early 2009 updates to openrc and I believe the developer acknowledged that it was a bug. *One can easily run a strace on "who -b" to see the files it is accessing and presumably this is a bug in the current init (or perhaps in Linux itself) that it is not writing a boot record into /var/tmp/utmp (for that is the file that who -b seems to open and attempt to read a boot-time record from).
uptime can substitute for who -b -- but the who -b result was more easily processed into forms that could be used to delete unused temporary files (which tend to be a common problem on gentoo systems where the reboots may not always be clean.
On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 6:10 PM, William Hubbs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
we are still working toward stabilizing openrc and baselayout-2.
The current status is that all of the bugs which have anything to do
with openrc/baselayout are assigned to the "baselayout" component in
bugzilla. *Also, there is a tracker bug at
It would be very helpful if others here could check the bugs and make
bugs that should block stabilization block the tracker. *Also, any
solutions you have for blocking bugs would be very much appreciated.