minit - a small yet feature-complete init

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Download minit-0.10.tar.bz2 (gnupg sig) now!

Or use the anonymous CVS archive at (empty password) and check out minit.

Since so many people asked for it, here is the /etc/minit directory from by laptop as tarball.

Fridtjof Busse also wrote some documentation about minit which may help you with the setup.

Download the slides to a talk about minit I gave at Linux Kongress 2004: minit-linux-kongress2004.pdf

What works so far


(in no particular order)

By "easy way" I mean that the process is readily automatable, i.e. a single command line, not that it is especially easy to understand for Unix newbies.

See also