Re: SysV init scripts
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> You are quite correct, /etc/init.d/xdm does have a variable in
> the beginning of the script that determines whether
> /usr/bin/X11/xdmxdm would run at all. We do need to move al these
> silly little beasties out into a separate, easily manipulatable area
> (I think I like the kernel config file approach; make menuconfig was
> a wonderful innovation).
No, we'll still have to different and conflicting configuration
methods for the same settings. I think no init.d scripts should look
anywhere for wondering whether to really start or not.
Other configuration can of course be inspected from a central
database. Is there still work going on on Lars' cfgtool - is there a
mailing list for debian-config? Just wondering :)
> Kenneth> Upgrading restores the package's idea of which symbolic links
> Kenneth> should be in rc?.d.
> Oops. Umm, I think this needs to be re-thought, maybe in a
> re-implementation of update-rc.d
Reading the update-rc.d(8) man page clarifies matters somewhat - I
should have done so before hand...
If there is already a symbolic link in the directory for that package,
update-rc.d does nothing - phew :)
The man page even says...
There should be a way for the system administrator to
specify at least the default start and stop runlevels to
be used by defaults and possibly to override other things
This would be nice - obviously at the moment, the default is to start
everything in runlevels 2,3,4,5. The differences between these
runlevels is found in /etc/inittab...
2 getty's on vc's 1-6, and modem(s)
3 getty's on vc's 1-6, and modem(s)
4 getty's on vc 1
5 getty's on vc 1
Could Debian perhaps standardise on everything being started in a
single runlevel, leaving the rest for local system config? All this
would require is a new inittab and new defaults in update-rc.d
I'm going to submit bug reports against xbase for xdm and xfs init.d
scripts, since they start or not, depending on information in /etc/X11.
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