Changes to contrib bootscripts
bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net
Sat May 21 10:20:55 PDT 2011
DJ Lucas wrote:
> There are a couple of packages, non-obvious packages at that, that
> install their own bootscripts and they work in the current proposal
> without modifications using the lsb functions.
I must not install them, then. Alternately, I do install them, but
don't care to use their bootscripts (I think that might apply to one;
fcron, bind, dhcpcd v5, or something like that, maybe). :-)
> I suspect that we'll see more in the future, however, I have not
> actually confirmed that they do not work within the old layout
> (sysinit/S change is required).
Changing sysinit to S is fine. I don't generally use the rc*.d
directory names, just init.d.
> Bryan pointed out that the old layout lent itself better to tab
> completion, the savings is only one keystroke, but you actually have
> to type more _characters_ in the new layout as opposed to pressing
> tab repeatedly. I don't yet know how much work is involved in
> reversing that decision, but it should at least be discussed.
If other packages are a concern, then I think an /etc/init.d symlink
might work as well. There's already too much in /etc that starts with
in or ini, so adding one more entry there doesn't seem too bad.
I dislike littering /usr/sbin with symlinks, for the record. I actually
dislike it even more since it's in /usr, given that these are links to
bootscripts, but moving it to /sbin is also pretty bad (since now it's a
much larger chunk of a small directory). It's also one more set of
links that needs to be kept up to date (though that's probably rare).
The service script might work, but it's a complete re-training for me,
and I'm a bit of a curmudgeon. That's probably not a reason to avoid
doing it, though. :-P
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