GNU Shepherd 0.6 Released - Adds Support For One-Shot Services
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 23 April 2019 at 10:52 AM EDT. 31 Comments
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For those trying to avoid systemd, the Guile-based GNU Shepherd init system / service manager is out with a new feature release.

GNU Shepherd 0.6 introduces support for one-shot services, Shepherd will now delete its socket file upon termination, it will now ignore reboot errors when running in a container, and there are various translation updates and other improvements.

GNU Shepherd 0.6's headlining feature is support for services that are "one-shot" or now the ability for a service that as soon as it has successfully started will now be marked as "stopped". These Shepherd one-shot services are intended to be triggered as actions before other services are started.

More details on Shepherd 0.6 via this morning's release announcement.
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