Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version
Darren Salt <email@example.com> writes:
> I demand that Steve Langasek may or may not have written...
>> One of the worst contributors to the use of 'script' in upstart jobs
>> instead of 'exec' is the need for backwards-compatibility with pre-upstart
>> /etc/default/* files. The options here are all fairly poor:
>> - ignore the admin's /etc/default settings when switching init systems
>> - migrate any local changes to /etc/default into the upstart job at
>> upgrade time, by editing a conffile in a maintainer script
>> - keep sourcing /etc/default at runtime
>> I guess systemd has largely chosen option 1 (in part because there's a
>> weird view in the systemd community that these jobs belong upstream, so
>> Debian integration issues are entirely ignored). For many upstart jobs in
>> Ubuntu, we've chosen option 3. Which do you think is the right solution?
>> Are there other options I haven't seen?
> Of those listed above, I'd agree with option 3 or some optimisation of it â??
> option 2, modified to do the migration at runtime if /etc /default/foo has
> been modified since last seen, would cover that, I think.
Do upstart jobs have an include directive?