Binary package “runit” in ubuntu lucid
a UNIX init scheme with service supervision
runit is a replacement for SysV-init and other init schemes. It runs on
Debian GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, and Solaris, and may be easily adapted
to other Unix operating systems. runit implements a simple three-stage
concept. Stage 1 performs the system's one-time initialization tasks.
Stage 2 starts the system's uptime services (via the runsvdir program).
Stage 3 handles the tasks necessary to shutdown and halt or reboot.
The runit programs are compiled and linked statically with the diet libc
on architectures the diet libc is available for.
This package does not replace the /sbin/init binary. To do so you need
to follow the documentation or install the runit-run package.