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Re: Should Debian use lsb init-functions?

On Tue, 03 May 2005, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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.

Yes, but the fact that it is a bit more difficult to write lintian tests for
such stuff pales in comparison to the benefits of the stdout/stderr tagging

Besides, we will be rewriting and going fine-comb over all the initscripts
anyway (it is pointless to even imagine that the maintainer themselves will
do it.  Some will never get to it, so the pragmatic view is: do it yourself,
make sure it is right, then submit the patches).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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