Upstart 0.6.3 coming to a rawhide near you

Bill Nottingham notting at
Fri Dec 4 21:45:10 UTC 2009

Miroslav Lichvar (mlichvar at said: 
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 04:10:34PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> >
> The features highlight list has:
>   Communication with the init daemon over D-Bus.
> > Questions? Comments?
> Does this mean that running dbus will be required to reboot/shutdown
> the system?

No. The init daemon speaks the dbus protocol, and can be communicated
with over the system daemon. But it can also be talked to directly.


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