[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Where do /lib/init/init-d-script belong?
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
hmh at debian.org
Sat Feb 8 02:22:48 UTC 2014
On Wed, 05 Feb 2014, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > IMHO, they goes into initscripts. That avoids an extra dependence
> > (initscripts -> sysvinit-utils).
> This definitely make some sense, but most of initscripts are parts
> that I suspect upstart and systemd will want to replace, as their
> While sysvinit-utils contain tools useful for any boot system
> (fstab-decode, killall5, last, lastb, mesg, pidof, service, startpar
> and sulogin), and the init-d-script code is more a tool for packages
> writing init.d scripts than it is a integrated part of the boot
Since regular packages using the helper will require either a versioned
depends or even pre-depends on the package that hosts it, we REALLY don't
want to have to move it from a package to a different package later.
IMHO, for that reason, sysvinit-utils is a much safer place for the init-d
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