[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#636054: Bug#636054: The lightdm service can't be handled by the "service" utility

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Jul 30 15:22:35 UTC 2011

On sam., 2011-07-30 at 12:14 -0300, Fernando Tarlá Cardoso Lemos wrote:
> Package: lightdm
> Version: 0.9.2-1
> Severity: minor
> Hi,
> I think the problem is that the lightdm package installs an upstart init
> script. /usr/sbin/service thinks upstart is available and fails to start
> lightdm:
> fernando at munchkin:~$ sudo service openntpd restart
> Restarting openntpd: ntpd.
> fernando at munchkin:~$ sudo service lightdm restart
> exec: 129: restart: not found
> fernando at munchkin:~$ 
> I guess this bug could also have been filed against sysvinit-utils, but
> on the other hand, I'm not sure we're supposed to be shipping upstart
> init files yet. The "service" utility has no problem whatsoever with
> packages that ship systemd init files (and it works with systemd), but
> seems to choke on upstart init files.

That definitely looks like a sysvinit-utils issue. I have no idea how
“service” is supposed to work, but invoke-rc.d is all that I use.


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