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Bug#245545: initscripts: mountvirtfs etc. should fail gracefully if files are missing

reassign 245545 initscripts

I had a funny problem because some of my init scripts (specifically
/etc/rcS.d/S02mountvirtfs, I believe) were trying to source a
nonexistent file and failing ungracefully.  This was making
/etc/init.d/rcS stop early.

The solution of course is to precede ". /etc/default/devpts" with 
"[ -e /etc/default/devpts ] &&" or some such.

I think my /etc/default/devpts was missing due to 238963.  

If you think instead that /etc/init.d/rcS shouldn't stop if the
scripts it calls fail, feel free to reassign to libc6.


Rob Mahurin
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy	phone:	865.974.8097
University of Tennessee		fax:	865.974.7843
Knoxville, TN  37996		email:	rob@utk.edu
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