nosh version 1.20

From: Jonathan de Boyne Pollard <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:05:44 +0100

The nosh package is now up to version 1.20 .


It's worth noting that the WWW site has gained some more pages, an
installation how-to and a quick look at user-space virtual terminals.


The command and tool list page, which was woefully out of date, has had
some attention, too. It is rather longer than it was.


You might notice a couple of new BSD packages, as well. FreeBSD/PC-BSD
binary packaging is now up to parity with Debian Linux. One can create
a fully-nosh-managed system on both just by installing some binary packages.

This wipes another to-do item off the roadmap page. The list of
remaining rc.d items on the roadmap has shrunk, also. As always,
assistance in wiping those remaining rc.d items off the list is
welcome. If someone feels up to tackling /etc/rc.d/bluetooth, perhaps
looking at what Iain Hibbert has apparently already done, for example ...

In addition to having yet more service bundles, this release irons out
some wrinkles in startup and shutdown. The sysinit phase of bootstrap
was causing undesirable mounts in emergency mode. That has been
restructured. Some ordering problems in shutdown relating to unmounting
filesystems have also been fixed. And the System 5/BSD compatibility
reboot, halt, and poweroff shims no longer rely upon some other
toolset's (not necessarily even present) shutdown command.

There are now -run packages for four different Debian Linux
plug-and-play managers, with vdev and suckless mdev now added.
Received on Mon Sep 28 2015 - 01:05:44 UTC

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