1 Can a good thing get better, and by how much? Wasn’t 66-info good enough, transparent enough, detailed enough? It was. It is no more. Gone!
2 Wasn’t the Obarun-Install software one of the attractions in Obarun, I thought, was the precision and ease of the installer. Gone (will be in a few days)!
1 66-intree & 66-inservice
One of the most used tools in the 66 suite of software was 66-info. 66-info -T gave information about service trees, and 66-info -S gave information about a particular service, its status, its configuration, its environment, etc. Really useful tools that we lacked in most other init and service managers. Well, it is gone, deprecated, dead and forgotten. BUT WHY?
New base and JWM live images reflect all the recent upgrades and fixes, of 66 and related tools, a few small bugs found on last month’s installer were also fixed.
Download of base, JWM, and docker images here, on the Obarun Download site.
This new set of iso images reflect another major edition of the 66 software as reflected in the official announcement. The main 66 package itself got smaller and more responsive than ever, and some of its non-essential tools moved to a separate package. Since the upgrade from 66 v.2.0.xx to 2.1.xx required some manual tweaking this was a reason to create yet another full X/jwm live image.
If you haven’t tried Obarun you don’t know what you are missing.
For those who have never heard the name of the distribution and have not researched the late and current differences of init systems and service management and supervision, this may be a shock and major news. For those who have really done their research, they have gone beyond the pop-ular polarization and fallacy of “systemd vs sysvinit” , there is nothing new here to read … Continue reading
. . . . . A 66 FAQ document
Is 66 different than s6 or an alternative to it?
NO! 66 is a layer of software on top of s6 that makes s6 easier and more understandable to users with little or no experience in unix-system-administration. 66 takes bundles of complicated s6 commands and scripts and simplifies them into 66 commands that help you customize and optimize your system just the way you need. Experienced enterprise lever administrators are not limited by 66 in any way, it only makes monitoring their systems easier and quicker.
The best of ALL WORLDS has come together!
VOID-linux + s6 + 66 + musl
# xbps-query -Rs musl | grep "[*]"
[*] musl-1.1.22_1 The musl C library
[*] musl-fts-1.2.7_3 Implementation of fts(3) for musl libc
# xbps-query -Rs s6
[-] 66-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc
[-] 66-devel-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - develelopment files
[-] 66-doc-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - documentation
[-] s6-18.104.22.168_1 Small suite of programs for UNIX, designed to allow process supervi...
[-] s6-devel-22.214.171.124_1 s6 supervision library and headers
[-] s6-dns-126.96.36.199_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems
[-] s6-dns-devel-188.8.131.52_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - devel...
[-] s6-dns-doc-184.108.40.206_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - docum...
[-] s6-doc-220.127.116.11_1 s6 supervision documentation
[-] s6-linux-utils-18.104.22.168_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-linux-utils-doc-22.214.171.124_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-networking-126.96.36.199_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems
[-] s6-networking-devel-188.8.131.52_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - development files
[-] s6-networking-doc-184.108.40.206_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - documentation
[-] s6-portable-utils-220.127.116.11_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.)
[-] s6-portable-utils-doc-18.104.22.168_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.) - document...
[-] s6-rc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system
[-] s6-rc-doc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system - documentation
Since we have published here a few conversion proposals from Arch-based distros to Obarun (replacing systemd with S6) for a few more months they will still be valid, but Obarun has switched to a new more comple repository structure AND service management. The difference is that beyond the s6 init system the service management is handled by a set of new tools called 66. If you want to make the switch you must follow the instructions below. There is also a new package you may want installed called obnews, and when essential system administration tasks are necessary the news piece will come at the end of the pacman -Suy update/upgrade procedure. Currently it notifies sys-admins of the new repositories and of this conversion.