[Pkg-clamav-devel] Ideas concerning #486076

Stephen Gran sgran at debian.org
Fri Sep 5 22:49:52 UTC 2008

This one time, at band camp, Michael Tautschnig said:
> Hi all,
> One question before the real thing starts off: In case there is anything
> requiring debate concerning a bug report, should we do so in the bug report or
> in a separate mail (like this one) on the list. It's just about more or less
> about presenting a single opinion of the team to the bug submitter, or openly
> giving several opinions until a consenus is reached? I don't really care about
> this, but others might do so.

I'm happy to do either - both places are effectively public, after all.
Count my vote as "no actual policy" :)

> So well, back to effective work: In reviewing the bug reports I stumbled over
> #486076, where the user requested that the status action of the init script
> returns an exit code other than 0 in some cases. I've now collected some
> additional material, starting from http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts:
> - Debian Policy does not yet require a status action at all.
> - Adding this to Debian Policy is requested in #291148.
> - This bug report contains some discussion of exit codes, and which ones to use,
>   but the bug is still open.
> - LSB specifies a range of exit codes to be used, and as of 2008-07-09 this made
>   its way into the lsb-base package (see #483285).
> - The latter bug report also contains the suggested patch to all init scripts to
>   use the standard status function.
> In summary, we may leave the bug report as is (there is no requirement by Debian
> Policy), but my personal opionion would be following LSB and updating the init
> script accordingly.

Good - I was under the wrong impression about the expected behavior of
init scripts in policy.  Go to it :)
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