[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#536574: shutdown: missing argument to accton

Thomas Viehweger patchesthomas.vie at web.de
Sat Jul 11 09:41:44 UTC 2009

Package: sysvinit
Version: 2.86.ds1-61
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

accton now needs the parameter "off" to stop accounting. The default action is 
not implemented anymore, which now gives the following error messages:

accton: no arguments
Usage: accton [OPTION] on|off|ACCOUNTING_FILE
Try 'accton --help' for more information.

My simple testcase: use init=/bin/bash as init process and then call
shutdown -fPnh now

Anyway, in my opinion it would be better to use the acct() call direct instead 
of spawning a new process. This implements the attached patch.

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