[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Request for dh_installinit and/or update-rc.d

Marc MERLIN marc at merlins.org
Sat Apr 30 15:02:16 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 09:59:14PM +1000, Kel Modderman wrote:
> > I didn't really hear back last time :)
> > Would Joey either be happy with supporting dh_installinit creating symlinks
> > at package build time, or Sysvinit maintainers, would you be ok with my
> > patch below?
> I won't be applying the update-rc.d patch myself, it adds an extra path of 
> code we will likely never need in Debian. 

Fair enough. At least I had to ask both for my benefit of not having to
maintain the patch, and potentially yours had it been useful to someone

> I do not understand why such a restriction your debian package development
> process exists.

Short version is that we want as many files on the system to be trackable by
the package manager.
dpkg -S /etc/rc3.d/foo 
works for us and does not work with update-rc.d in postinstall.

> Proposed a similar patch a few years ago and it was veto'd. It used a command 
> line switch instead of environment variable for selection of init.d dir and 
> wasn't concerned about creating the rc.d directories.

Fair enough. 

I appreciate the answer though.

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