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

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Mon Feb 3 10:26:18 UTC 2014

On Mon, 03 Feb 2014, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Henrique de Moraes Holschuh]
> > Either "command -V", "command -v", or the "type" builtins should do, I
> > suppose.  Both dash and bash support them.
> > 
> > Note that it is non-trivial to know that the name really is a function due
> > to aliases, etc.  There is a bashism for this, but dash doesn't support it.
> > I don't think this detail matters for our intended use, though.
> Ah, great.  Thank you for the tip.  I've implemented a second draft
> with reload support detection, pushed to the simpler-init-scripts
> branch.  Check it out.  Still need some cleanup in the actual daemon
> startup and lsb style reporting, I believe (should we split do_start
> in two, one doing the lsb style reporting and another doing the
> startup?), but the general structure should be ok.

I think it would be best to have a way to override the actual commands used
to start/stop/restart/force-reload.

Also, we need to document how people should override things, redefining the
functions is not obvious _and_ a shell might decide to spew out warnings, so
I favor the "{$foo_override:=foo}" way of calling these functions...  if it
looks like "dh", it is more likely people will use it correcty :-)

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  Henrique Holschuh

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