[Initscripts-ng-devel] Defining the workgroup objectives

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Tue Jul 26 09:48:06 UTC 2005

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, martin f krafft wrote:
> init-ng can do it. It should just become a parameter; we should move
> away from the init script idea and instead provide configuration
> files similar to init-ng that specify common parameters. Think
> xinetd.

That won't work.  We need something that can be deployed, and you know how
Debian (and any other distro other than Ubuntu, I suppose) is about stuff
that requires an atomic change to a BIG bunch of packages.

Which doesn't mean we cannot have *both*, mind you.  As long as the
initscripts stay.  IMHO anyway.

The right way [in Debian] to do without any SysV-interface at all would be
to have a stub initscript that runs whatever commands the service so that
the local admin can stop/start/resume/whatever it.  i.e. invoke-rc.d

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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