[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#843419: init-d-script: please provide a way to not use the --name option of start-stop-daemon

Ferenc Wágner wferi at debian.org
Sun Nov 6 15:04:16 UTC 2016

Package: sysvinit-utils
Version: 2.88dsf-59
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

start-stop-daemon --name=name-longer-than-15-characters fails on Linux,
because of the 15-character limit on process names.  Other kernels have
similar but different limits, see the conditionals starting at
Looks like executable names longer than 14 characters are incompatible
with the --name option.  (15 works, but can be mistaken for truncated
longer names.)  Currently the only solution is overriding do_start_cmd()
and do_stop_cmd().  Please proide an easier one.

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