[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] What to do about #738855 (omit killing @-processes during shutdown)?

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Fri Feb 28 17:40:15 UTC 2014

Hi.  I would like to upload a new sysvinit package to Debian, but am
unsure if the proposed fix for #738855 should be included or not.
What do the rest of you mean?

The current changelog for sysvinit version 2.88dsf-52 look like this:

  [ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
  * Replace debian/watch with file available from
    http://qa.debian.org/cgi-bin/watchfile.cgi?package=sysvinit .
  * Make sure init-d-script exit at the end, to make sure init.d script
    is only sourced once.
  * kFreeBSD can not use a script as an interpreter.  Rewrite
    init.d/skeletop to source /lib/init/init-d-script instead.
  * Adjust /lib/init/init-d-script to specify --exec when starting and
    stopping using start-stop-daemon.

  [ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
  * In sendsigs, skip killing any root user process which name starts with
    '@' character. (Closes: #738855)

When start par enter experimental, I plan to upload a version of
sysvinit without startpar to experimental to test it a bit, and then
upload both to unstable.  The sysvinit changes for this are in the
startpar-split branch.

There is also a insserv version in experimental that might need a bit
more work to integrate properly with systemd (someone need to
undertsand and perhaps fix #738585), and it should also be uploaded to

Help and comments are most welcome. :)

Upstream-wise, I hope to find time to release a new version of
sysvinit, startpar and insserv with all relevant Debian patches
included.  These new versions fixes some minor issues discovered by
coverity, and should make the tools a bit more robust.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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