[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Where do /lib/init/init-d-script belong?

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sat Feb 8 06:49:23 UTC 2014

[Henrique de Moraes Holschuh]
> 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 helper.

Yeah.  One idea that occured to me yesterday, as I refreshed my
memory, was that the metainit package and the #651004 but report
discussed just this issue a few years ago.  What about putting it
there instead?  The advantage is that it will end up in a package that
seem quite fit for the purpose.  The disadvantage is that it will be a
new dependency for initscripts if we decide to use this feature in
those scripts, which I belive is a key to make this feature known and
ensure package maintainers that this is a safe thing to depend on.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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