[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#466261: nsca: Please add LSB formatted dependency info in init.d script

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sun Feb 17 14:49:09 UTC 2008

Package:  nsca
Version:  2.6-1
Tags:     patch
User:     initscripts-ng-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: missing-dependency

To be able to check boot script order, and also to be able to start
boot scripts in parallel, it is important to know the dependencies of
the various boot scripts.  The Linux Software Base specifies a init.d
header file format useful for this purpose, and adding such header to
the anacron init.d script would make it possible for me to use this
information to check the current sequence and to speed up the debian

I am working on a system to update the boot sequence based on these
dependencies, and would like see this as the default in Lenny.
Because of this, it is nice if the dependencies was updated quickly.

documents the LSB header format.  Some debian notes are available from

Here is a patch to document the dependencies.  I hope this is correct.

diff -ur nsca-2.6.orig/debian/nsca.init nsca-2.6/debian/nsca.init
--- nsca-2.6.orig/debian/nsca.init      2008-02-17 15:44:55.000000000 +0100
+++ nsca-2.6/debian/nsca.init   2008-02-17 15:46:11.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,4 +1,11 @@
+# Provides:          nsca
+# Required-Start:    $remote_fs $syslog
+# Required-Stop:     $remote_fs $syslog
+# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
+# Default-Stop:      0 1 6

 # simple debian init script for nsca
 # by sean finney <seanius at debian.org>

As the stop script do not seem to do much except killing the daemon,
that task might be better left to the sendsigs script in runlevel 0
and 6, to speed up shutdown.  If this is indeed the case, I recommend
removing 0 and 6 from the Default-Stop list.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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