[OpenIndiana-discuss] reboot/shutdown commands (Was: Re: OI boot problem)

Robin Axelsson gu99roax at student.chalmers.se
Mon Mar 28 19:46:53 UTC 2011

I'm also happy with the init 5/6 commands but I'm a little annoyed that 
pressing the power button does not shut down the system. When I press 
it, the system conducts a 30 seconds countdown to shutdown and then 
nothing happens. I have not tested this thoroughly on b148 but it was a 
nuisance to find out about it on b134.

On 2011-03-28 17:24, Jonathan Adams wrote:
> 1) "the more progressive amongst us do" I take exception to this
> statement ... some of the GNU commands are broken on Solaris, and
> secure accounts should have as little in it's path (if you use root or
> any secure account) as possible so that you can be _sure_ of which app
> you are using.
> 2) "reboot" does what it says on the tin, "shutdown" works as would be
> expected (you can use shutdown to run many different types of
> shutdown/init) ...
> Please do not change these to make them more like Linux, please do not
> change the init levels to make them match Linux, IMO the Linux init
> states are broken.
> If you're using a server then expect to know some of the commands for
> running the server. If you're using the desktop there is a nice
> graphical "Shutdown" routine. If you're in front of the hardware and
> you want to power down (and it's an ATX case) press the power button
> once.
> On 28 March 2011 16:09, Alasdair Lumsden<alasdairrr at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> My proposal would be to add a "Linux/*BSD"-like reboot and shutdown command
>> to /usr/gnu/bin
>> The traditionalist UNIX folk don't typically run /usr/gnu/bin at the front
>> of their path, whilst the more progressive amongst us do. So this should
>> satisfy both parties.
>> When I was switching from a Linux/FreeBSD background to Solaris, I found the
>> unnecessarily complicated reboot/shutdown situation highly frustrating.
>> Typing "init 6" and "init 5" when you mean "reboot" and "shutdown" seemed
>> utterly bizarre, and stupid, and angered me.
>> Rather than do a half-baked shell script that wraps the existing tools, I
>> think we should probably do a bit more research and implement something a
>> bit more "proper" with similar FreeBSD/Linux like syntax (depending on what
>> that syntax is - I haven't looked in a while).
>> Cheers,
>> Alasdair
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