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Re: Bug#426877: dpkg: Option "--oknodo" should be the default behaviour for "start-stop-daemon" (LSB specs)


On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 01:47:39 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I think being LSB compliant is good for Debian.
> The LSB init script specification *is a specification for the init scripts
> of LSB packages*.  It has NOTHING to do with LSB compliance of LSB
> implementations.  Debian is an LSB *implementation*, NOT a collection of LSB
> applications.  Conforming with the LSB init script specification would NOT
> make Debian packages conformant LSB applications!
> The LSB init script spec is a reasonable and internally consistent set of
> guidelines for init scripts.  It's not a bad policy; in fact, 90% of it is
> word-for-word identical with the Debian init script policy.  But the LSB
> init script spec is *not* the Debian init script policy, and we should not
> blindly seek conformance to an LSB *application* spec for its own sake.


> I happen to be in favor of seeing Debian adopt at least one feature of the
> LSB init script spec that we miss, which is the mandatory 'status' argument.
> But this needs to be adopted as part of Debian policy itself, through our
> normal procedures for such changes.

Yeah, this is something I've on my TODO list, most of the needed code
is already on s-s-d. Will try to get something working this weekend.


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