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Re: Daemon/Service Management

On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 11:02:08AM +0900, Kenshi Muto wrote:
> At Tue, 6 Nov 2001 10:07:02 +1100,
> Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 11:41:34PM +0100, Erich Schubert wrote:
> > > I also do like the way SuSE and Redhat display the succes of their init
> > > scripts by displaying colored "done" or "failed" in a separate column.
> > 
> > i think you'll find that a lot of people DON'T like that because it
> > throws away valuable error/diagnostic messages reported by the daemon
> > itself in order to get a nicely formatted pretty green "done" or red
> > "failed".  i.e. it's a triumph of image over substance.
> Well, I know it is really troublesome job to change all of
> /etc/init.d/* files. But it's not so bad idea that all init files
> return meaningful exit status code (If it comes true, making wrapper
> like RedHat will be easy).

I think this was stolen from HP-UX well before SuSE/Red Hat did it.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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