Re: coming soon
Bruce Perens writes ("Re: coming soon"):
> From: Ian Jackson <email@example.com>
> >[Bruce wrote:]
> >> 4. The /etc/init.d/functions file will no longer be used.
> > Please make it exist and be empty so that existing programs don't
> > break.
> How about having it exist and have its _current contents_ and a warning
> not to use it?
No, because many scripts source it already when they don't need to,
and therefore break when invoked from the command prompt (it does
something nasty to $*, I believe).
Last time I checked there were no scripts that actually used any of
the facilities in /etc/init.d/functions, so there's no need to keep
If we distribute it as an empty file all of these broken scripts will
magically start working, and we can then work on getting them fixed.
I second Ian M.'s comment about removing it from the `skeleton'