Re: Should Debian use lsb init-functions?
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com> writes:
> Here's how I thought about doing it when I was mucking around with
> invoke-rc.d and the initscripts paper:
> 1. No shell functions at all. Trap stdout and stderr, and parse that.
> 2. Group all output from a single initscript if possible
> 3. Get a proper standard for the stdout/stderr usage and enforce it.
One concern I'd have is that using the LSB functions is (at least
somewhat) lintian-testable, whereas the standard for stdout/stderr usage
would be much more difficult to test in a lintian/linda sort of way.
Making widespread changes happen that are lintian-verifiable seems a lot
easier to do than making changes that aren't.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>