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

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Mon Feb 3 22:39:49 UTC 2014

[Henrique de Moraes Holschuh]
> It is acceptable, however it is not optimal.  Some daemons, such as apache,
> can be told to restart.  It is best if we implement restart as restart, not
> as start-stop...

Sure, some do, but in my experience, most do not.

> OTOH, we already support a restart override, so it really isn't a
> big deal.

That was my idea too, that those with real restart support could add
an override.

> I really hate hackjobs of daemons that can't even support pidfiles
> properly.  Bleh.

They are getting fewer, luckily. :)

> We could also avoid the need to override start/stop when no pidfile
> support is available, by doing the right thing when PIDFILE is not
> set, something like this:
> start-stop-daemon --start --quiet ${PIDFILE:+--pidfile ${PIDFILE}} --exec $DAEMON --test >/dev/null

Not really, as PIDFILE always is set, and can't be overriden at the
moment.  I am open to suggestions on how to override it with the
current structure of the code.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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