[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#375388: Incorrect boot order of alsa-utils and sysklogd

Carlos Villegas Carlos.Villegas at nuim.ie
Sun Jun 25 16:44:22 UTC 2006

Package: alsa-utils
Version: 1.0.11-4

alsa-utils script in the initscripts requires the metapackage $syslog 
(i.e. sysklogd or syslog scripts) to start but it is ordered to start 
before it. The reason for this is that S50alsa-utils is placed on the 
/etc/rcS.d/ symbolic link pool while S10sysklogd is in /etc/rc2.d/.

$ less /etc/rcS.d/S50alsa-utils
# Required-Start:    $syslog
$ ls /etc/rc2.d

I suggest that the script's symbolic link is placed on /etc/rc2.d 
instead of /etc/rcS.d. Any order above 10 should do. 
/etc/rc2.d/S15alsa-utils works for me. Besides, if lintian or linda 
would report when dependency information is missing, it would be easier 
to use a script adjust the order of the init scripts to ensure that 
these are met for each system (as dependency information would be 

I am using Debian GNU/Linux Unstable, kernel 2.6.16-2-486

Carlos Villegas

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