Sys-V-Init scripts from upstart files

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at
Tue Jun 12 09:09:29 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 08:58:44AM +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Am Montag, den 11.06.2007, 22:05 +0200 schrieb Marco d'Itri:
> > On Jun 11, Joachim Breitner <nomeata at> wrote:
> > > Do you think such a think will be possible, or useful?
> > No. The alternative init scripts are either very similar to the
> > classical System V init or very different. The ones in the first
> > category are not interesting and supporting them is an exercise in
> > futility, while the others are usually too difficult to support in a
> > general way.
> I think we can only try to support automatic init scripts for the simple
> cases anyways. Everything more complicated would have to ship it’s own,
> hand written init script as usual. The question is where to draw the
> line.

Marco, can you provide an example of an upstart script which is too 
complex for automatic conversion to a System V init script?

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