runit - upgrading from previous versions
2.0.0 to 2.1.1
The chpst program learned a new option -b to run
a program with a different name as the 0th argument.
1.9.0 to 2.0.0
No further action from you is required.
1.8.0 to 1.9.0
The default directory for services is now /service/, and no longer
To be consistent with the new default location, create a symlink when
# ln -s /var/service /
When installing runit on a system that should comply with the Filesystem
Hierarchy Standard (FHS), neither /service/ nor
/var/service/ should be chosen, but /etc/service/.
It is recommended to create a compatibility symlink /service
pointing to /etc/service in this case.
1.7.x to 1.8.0
The runit program, the process no 1, has been
fixed to reap dead processes that re-parented to process no 1 (zombies)
Instructions on how to run runit with upstart as init scheme have
been added, svlogd has been changed to use a
new source port for each log message sent through udp, and this release
includes a build fix for AIX.
1.6.0 to 1.7.x
With this version the runsv program starts to
run the ./finish script with two arguments, the exit code and the exit
status of the just finished ./run script.
The timestamp svlogd optionally prepends to log
messages can be specified to be in iso 8601 alike format.
See the man pages for details.
1.5.x to 1.6.0
svlogd has been changed to prepend the optional
timestamp also to log messages sent to the network through UDP, just as it
does for log messages written to a log directory or standard error.
1.4.0 or 1.4.1 to 1.5.x
The svlogd program supports a new configuration
option p to optionally prefix each line written to logs, standard error, or
through UDP with a string, and no longer strips empty lines from the logs.
1.3.x to 1.4.0 or 1.4.1
With this version the runsvctrl, runsvstat,
svwaitdown, and svwaitup programs no longer are being
installed, the functionality of these programs has been incorporated into
the sv program.
The documentation now suggest to put service directories by default into
the /etc/sv/ directory, and a list of frequently asked questions
with answers has been added.
The chpst program understands a new option -d
to limit memory of the data segment per process.
1.2.x to 1.3.x
This release introduces a first test version of the sv
program, which can be used to control the state and query the status of
services monitored by runsv.
Optionally it can be sym-linked into /etc/init.d/ to provide an
interface to LSB init script actions for services controlled by runit.
See the man page for details.
Thanks to Lars Uffmann, instructions on how to run runit under launchd on
MacOSX 10.4 have been added.
1.1.0 to 1.2.x
With this version the runsv program makes
controlling the service through commands normally sent by
arbitrary actions through external programs can optionally be specified, and
signalling of the service disabled if desired.
See the man page for details.
runsv now reports the seconds since ./run
has been started when running the ./finish script, instead of the
seconds since ./finish has been started.
It no longer reports immediately failing ./run scripts as ``running''
for up to one second, but as ``down, normally up, want up''.
1.0.x to 1.1.0
The svlogd program now interprets the ``e'' and
``E'' configuration options so that they can be combined to select or
deselect log messages to be written to standard error, similar to the ``+''
and ``-'' options for the rotated log.
It also provides the new ``t'' and ``N'' configuration options, see the
man page for details.
The chpst program supports adjusting the nice
level through the new -n command line option.
Starting with this version, /etc/runit/2 by default runs the
runsvdir program with the -P option.
To adapt edit /etc/runit/2 and change the invocation of
runsvdir accordingly, see
Gerrit Pape <email@example.com>