Ordering all init.d scripts in entire archive - some notes

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sun Aug 16 20:12:24 UTC 2009

[Sven Joachim]
> At first, this one looked odd to me.  The dictd init script provides
> dictd, why should it care about dicod?
> Looking closer, it is the dicod package (conflicting with dictd) that
> ships a symlink /etc/init.d/dictd -> dicod, and it may be this one that
> insserv is complaining about.  However, installing dicod in a sid chroot
> did not show up any problem.

This could be an artifact from how I collected the scripts.  I made a
directory of symlinks into the files
/org/lintian.debian.org/laboratory/binary/*/init.d/*, next I used 'tar
zchf' to make a tarball with all the init.d scripts and moved them to
my laptop for further analysis.  Any symlink would be converted to a
real file in the process, and thus skew the results.

Thank you for checking out the report, anyway.  Good to know that this
issue was not real.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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