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Re: RFC init.d actions [force-]reload and non-running programs

Previously Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> So the right thing to do is to not start it but to report an exit code?

I'ld say so. You can use the --test option from start-stop-daemon to
implement it.

> which one?

Policy doesn't say, feel free to suggest one.

> shoule we file bug reports against all init.d scripts?

That would be mass filing bugreports. Before you do that try and
get a consensus on debain-devel that that would be a good thing
(I think it would) and create some example init.d scripts that
implement this correctly.


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