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

On Fri, 04 Jul 2008, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> >> I'm reluctant to change the default behaviour of start-stop-daemon at this
> >> point. What do other people think of making --oknodo the default behaviour
> >> and adding a new option to force the current default behaviour (exit with
> >> failure if nothing had to be done)?
> > 
> > I think this sounds like there's no real transition plan between the two
> > states; anything that actually relies on the current behavior of s-s-d
> > without --oknodo will suddenly be broken.  Changing the semantics of core
> > tools in this way is a bad idea.
> Here a proposal for a transition plan:

THanks, I could come up with a transition plan myself if needed. But
compare your suggestions with: "someone goes over all init scripts, file
bugs and in lenny+1 we're done". (No this is not something I intend to
pursue, but anyone that cares could do and would probably be granted a
release goal for this)

The transition would be hugely complicated for little gains since most
script already do what's needed.

Raphaël Hertzog

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