Re: RFC: initscript policy proposal
How about this psuedo diff (I made the second paragraph a
footnote, and hence informative rather than normative). When we have
better compliance, we can switch to a should, and then a must,
diff -u policy.text policy.text
@@ -1144,9 +1144,12 @@
start, stop and otherwise manage services. This program may be used by
maintainers in their packages' scripts.
- You must use `invoke-rc.d' to invoke the `/etc/init.d/*'
- initscripts. Package scripts must not call /etc/init.d scripts
+ The use of `invoke-rc.d' to invoke the `/etc/init.d/*' initscripts
+ is strongly recommended, instead of calling them directly.
+ Footnote  In the future, the use of invoke-rc.d to invoke
+ initscripts shall be made mandatory. Maintainers are advised to
+ switch to invoke-rc.d as soon as possible.
By default, `invoke-rc.d' will pass any action requests (start, stop,
reload, restart...) to the /etc/init.d script, filtering out requests
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