Small status update on the dependency based SysV init.d option

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at
Sat May 26 08:34:31 UTC 2007

I just had a look at the status of the dependency information in the
init.d scripts in debian/sid.  It is not too bad.  On
13 bugs are open and 53 is resolved.  I also had a look at my sid
chroot, and 90 scripts have the header while 29 is missing it.

It is missing in these packages:

  acct acpi-support acpid anacron apmd apt-index-watcher
  binfmt-support cupsys dbus-1 libdevmapper1.02 libdevmapper1.02.1
  libnss-ldap lvm-common modutils nbd-client nbd-server nullmailer
  openssh-server snmpd snmptrapfmt uml-utilities util-linux

Of these, only libdevmapper1.02.1 and nbd-server is missing an
override file.

The header is present in these packages:

  alsa-base alsa-utils at atftpd cfengine2 console-common
  console-tools cron cryptsetup debian-edu-config discover1 exim4-base
  fam hdparm ifupdown initscripts ipmitool kdm kexec-tools klogd libc6
  ltsp-client makedev module-init-tools mplayer netbase nfs-common
  nfs-kernel-server nvi openbsd-inetd pcmcia-cs pcmciautils portmap
  ppp preload procps rsync sitesummary-client slapd sudo sysklogd udev
  wpasupplicant x11-common xdebconfigurator

Instructions to convert your boot system to use these headers is
available from
<URL: >.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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