sysvinit problem

Tom Lees (
6 Apr 1996 10:00:02 +0100

If I am right in thinking that the 'sysvinit problem' everyone keeps talking
about stops you from being able to change runlevel down, this is certainly not
a kernel problem. I have been using latest 1.3 kernels since 1.3.60-ish, and
sysvinit 2.57b works perfectly. Therefore, I think it must be a problem/bug
introduced in a newer version of sysvinit triggered by changes in the kernel
somewhere along the line after 2.57b.

Tom Lees <>

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