[File-rc-users] Bug#706651: [file-rc]: Overwrites the changes you've made in runlevel.conf.

Manolo Díaz diaz.manolo at gmail.com
Fri May 3 00:10:02 UTC 2013

El vie, 3 may 2013 a las 1:46 horas
John Paul Adrian Glaubitz escribió:

>On 05/03/2013 01:39 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>>  > If you reconfigure, install or uninstall any package that needs to
>>  > write to /etc/runlevel.conf, the complete boot sequence will set to
>>  > the default and you will lose all your changes.
>>  From the package description, it seems that this behavior is rather by
>> design, isn't it?

If I haven't missunderstood those lines they refer to install or
uninstall file-rc itself. I don't think any package is designed to
violate the Debian guidelines.

>Add to that the following excerpt from the README [1]:
> > To be on the save side, the alternate "rc" only prints the commands
> > it would execute for now.
> > The disadvantages (which don't apply to the method with links) as far
> > as I can see them:
> >
> >      * Modifications require the whole file to be rewritten, which
> >        is a source for errors.

Of course, all startup and shutdown sequence is managed by a single
file. It couldn’t be otherwise.

>So file-rc looks rather like a bit experimental to me and this bug 
>should not qualify as a release blocker in my opinion.

All right, popcon says its use is marginal. Feel free to downgrade the
severity, tag it wheezy-ignore or whatever you think is better.

> > [1] https://github.com/formorer/file-rc/blob/master/README

Manolo Díaz

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