[Reportbug-maint] Bug#741930: reportbug: add current init system information

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Fri Mar 21 21:00:12 UTC 2014

Hello Yves-Alexis

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> with the appearance of multiple init systems, it might be helpful to
> know about the currently running init system in the information
> collected by reportbug.
> A quick idea would be to report the result of:
> readlink /proc/1/exe
> but that won't work if /proc is mounted with hidepid. I'm unsure about
> other ways though.

I thought about it a bit, and i'm not sure it's an information every
bug report should have. I suspect there are few packages which are
directly impacted by the possible different init system Debian has,
and it's probably more useful if such packages write a bugscript to
retrieve the init which is running on the machine and attach it to the

what do you think?


Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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