[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] init.d status behavior

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Wed Sep 7 17:55:36 UTC 2011

[Peter Eisentraut]
> Hi, I'm on a lifelong mission to add support for the "status" action
> to init.d scripts in Debian.

Great!  I really hope we can get it into policy and make sure all
init.d scripts have it.  For that to happen lintian need to push it

> I'm leaning toward 0/OK, but I'm not set on it.

I implemented the status action in some of of the init.d scripts in
the initscripts package, and then I had problems with the ones you
mention here and left them for later.

I am not quite sure how to handle this, but lean towards 0/OK too.  Or
perhaps add code to detect if the 'start' action is running and report
off it it isn't.

> Side question: Should any message be printed in this case?  "Real"
> init scripts typically print something like "Foo is running.".

Probably not, but perhaps if the start action is running.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

More information about the Pkg-sysvinit-devel mailing list