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Re: Should Debian use lsb init-functions?


Thomas Hood [2005-03-26 10:02 +0100]:
> > Changes: 
> >  lsb (2.0-6) unstable; urgency=low
> >  .
> >    * Create lsb package in binary-indep step.  (Closes: #297788)
> >    * Merge /lib/lsb/init-functions from Ubuntu.
> >    * Split /lib/lsb/init-functions into arch-all lsb-base package; this
> >      functionality is thus available for use by other, non-LSB packages.
> >    * Update README.Debian.
> Should Debian initscripts use lsb init-functions?

By all means. The lsb package provides a clean and abstract interface
to init scripts, which has the advantage that it is easy to change the
appearance and behaviour of the boot process (usplash, logging to
files or remote hosts, quiet, etc.). This is a nightmare if you try
this with the current echo constructions.

However, during the transition period Debian shouldn't use Ubuntu's
implementation, it should be adapted to be conformant to the current
Debian policy. Thus during the transition period the boot process
will still look consistent.


Martin Pitt               http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer    http://www.ubuntulinux.org
Debian Developer         http://www.debian.org

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