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Re: Bug#134658: ITP: lsb -- Linux Standard Base 1.1 core support package

Martijn van Oosterhout (kleptog@svana.org) said:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 04:59:14PM -0500, Adam Lazur wrote:
> > update-rc.d is SysV init specific.
> Actually, it's not. Perhaps you should lookup the debian package file-rc
> which uses a file to handle the init scripts rather than sysVinit.
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/file-rc.html

Yes, I looked at that package before making the statement. They divert
update-rc.d and use their own hacked copy which does the translation to
a monolithic file.

update-rc.d's argument is the number which signifies the order in which
the script should be run on bootup. That's SysV init style.

Maybe you should read some of the links I posted as to why having a
meaningless number is not the best way?

> There are also other init machanisms supported. You could say that debian
> was ahead of its time here.
> update-rc.d is already generic. Check it out. Many people do indeed like it.

Could you please explain these statements?

Maybe I'm just too clueless to figure it out, but I don't consider that
since a script can be diverted that it should be considered generic.

Adam Lazur, Cluster Monkey

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