[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] New sysvinit migrated to testing, time to plan the next upload

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Fri Jan 11 21:20:11 UTC 2008

So, finally, the last upload of sysvinit entered testing, and it is
time to plan a new upload.  These are the changes commited so far.
Any objections to an upload of these changes?  Any more changes that
should be included before I upload?  I plan an upload tomorrow, when I
have done one more test of the svn version.

sysvinit (2.86.ds1-48) unstable; urgency=low


  * Removed unused mountvirtfs as a dependecy provides for
    init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh, to avoid duplicate provides.
  * Removed hostname as a dependency for init.d/bootmisc.sh, as it is
    now a dependency of checkroot.sh and thus still will have a known
    order in the boot.
  * Removed stop dependencies in the LSB header of bootmisc.sh.  Its
    stop operation is a no-op, and it is not run in any level to stop.
  * Document in stop-bootlogd-single why bootlogd has to be stopped in
    rcS.d/ for single user boots.
  * Specify that one is to read the init.d/bootlogd script in the
    stop-bootlogd* scripts. (Closes: #372676)
  * Drop libdevmapper as a dependency for init.d/checkfs.sh, as the
    init.d script was removed in devmapper version 2:1.02.24-1.
    Conflict initscripts with libdevmapper1.02.1 versions before that.
  * Drop modutils as a dependency for init.d/checkfs.sh, as the
    modutils package was removed 2007-07-04.
  * Drop $syslog as a dependency for init.d/rmnologin, as it seem to
    be redundant.
  * Extend waiting time of init.d/sendsigs from 0-5 seconds to 0-10
    seconds, to give slow processes more time to shut down properly.
  * Extend init.d/sendsigs to sync before killing processes, and to
    detect and report as a failure if it had to use SIGKILL to
    terminate processes.  Based on ideas from Gabor Gombas.
  * Drop lvm as optional depend for checkfs, mountall and umountfs,
    and conflict with insserv versions before 1.09.0-12 to make sure a
    version with the override file providing the same dependencies as
    reverse dependencies is used.
  * Extend sendsigs code to omit some pids during shutdown to also
    load pids from /lib/init/rw/sendsigs.omit and
    /lib/init/rw/sendsigs.omit.d/packagename, to make it easier for
    systems starting very early in the boot, or systems that need to
    modify the pid list at run time, to update their pid list (Closes:
    #459146).  Based on patch from Kel Modderman.
  * Change init.d/bootlogd to not report failure when trying to stop
    an already stopped bootlogd.
  * Change init.d/killprocs to use the same optimization as sendsigs,
    to avoid having to wait 5 seconds if there is no more processes.
  * Document the way to list /sys/ in /etc/fstab in initscripts
    README.Debian (Closes: #401424).
  * Reduce stop dependency for mountoverflowtmp from $local_fs to
    umountfs, to allow it to stop later during shutdown, and to make
    it possible to make it part of the $local_fs dependencies.
  * Remove initscripts conflict on mdutils.  mdutils was removed in
  * Move optional start dependency on udev-mtab from checkfs to
    mountnfs, to better reflect the current ordering of these scripts.
  * Improve content of initscripts README.Debian, and document the new
    sendsigs omitpid interface there (Closes: #459425).  Based on
    patch from Kel Modderman.
  * Updated the startpar source to version 0.50 from
  * Optimized the startpar case of init.d/rc to only call the progress
    bar API once for each startpar invocation.

 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at debian.org>  Mon, 31 Dec 2007 12:18:42 +0100

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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