Re: Should Debian use lsb init-functions?
I have been looking at the lsb init functions and am beginning to feel
that they are a bad idea.
* Converting to lsb init function requires modifying every initscript in
* Every initscript has to read in a file containing a set of function
definitions, some/most of which the initscript does not use.
* The lsb functions don't handle all the kinds of output currently
produced by initscripts.
* Success/failure status has to be signalled using a special function,
whereas this information is (or should be) already available as the exit
status of the initscript.
I think it would be better if we simply made rc capture initscripts'
standard output (and exit status) and formatted it in such a way that
bootup messages were prettier.
Thomas Hood <email@example.com>