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

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sat Feb 8 10:50:27 UTC 2014

On Sat, 08 Feb 2014, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [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.

Well, metainit is fine, as long as we're going to be use metainit itself.
Otherwise, not so much...

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  Henrique Holschuh

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