[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#881490: sysvinit-core: shutdown should default to -h

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Sun Nov 12 11:23:02 UTC 2017

Package: sysvinit-core
Version: 2.88dsf-59.10
Severity: normal


For as long as I can remember, you have to pass -h to shutdown to
actually shut down the computer, otherwise sysvinit just enters runlevel

It happens that systemd defaults to shutdown even without -h, and thus
people start thinking that -h is not actually needed. When they happen
to use a system running sysvinit, they wonder why "shutdown now" doesn't
actually shut down.

Perhaps sysvinit should thus rethink the default and just shutdown when
asked to :)

(as I see it, nowadays runlevel 1 is of little use, I don't see how this
default is really useful nowadays in general)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unreleased'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'buildd-experimental'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: hurd-i386 (i686-AT386)

Kernel: GNU-Mach 1.8+git20171101-486-dbg/Hurd-0.9
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages sysvinit-core depends on:
ii  cdebconf [debconf-2.0]  0.233
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.64
ii  debianutils             4.8.2
ii  initscripts             2.88dsf-59.10
ii  libc0.3                 2.24-17
ii  sysv-rc                 2.88dsf-59.10
ii  sysvinit-utils          2.88dsf-59.10

sysvinit-core recommends no packages.

Versions of packages sysvinit-core suggests:
ii  bootlogd  2.88dsf-59.10

-- debconf information:
  sysvinit/hurd-fix-inittab: true

Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org>

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