[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Make init.d/skeleton a very simple init.d script?

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sun Feb 2 18:49:42 UTC 2014

On Sun, 02 Feb 2014, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> A few month ago I wrote
> <URL: http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Debian_init_d_boot_script_example_for_rsyslog.html >
> documenting how at least some init.d script could be made a lot
> simpler, removing the need for duplicate code in the simple case with
> a forking daemon with pid file support.  I did not have time to follow up on the idea until now.
> I've just commited the draft into a new branch simpler-init-scripts in
> the sysvinit repository, available from
> <URL: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/sysvinit;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/simpler-init-scripts >.
> Do you believe we should move forward with this idea?  It would reduce

I like it, a lot.

> If a lot of packages start using the feature, it would also make it a
> lot easier to separate the "simple" packages from the more complex
> ones when migrating to a new boot system in Debian.

Not to mention we can even auto-generate the whole thing via dh for these
very simple situations.

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  Henrique Holschuh

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