On 17.03.2012 17:48, Thomas Goirand wrote: > On 03/17/2012 08:40 PM, Philip Hands wrote: >> I'm happy to help with that ... > > Cool! Let's do it together then. > >> although, I doubt we're the first people >> to think of something like this, and it would be a shame to ignore an >> existing solution. >> >> RedHat have some functions for use in init scripts, in >> /etc/rc.d/functions (although I've not used RedHat for a decade or more, >> so I've no idea what's included there). >> > > I had a look in a CentOS VM, and I didn't see such file. Is it only in RHEL? > >> OpenWRT does something quite interesting, which is that they have an >> /etc/rc.common and then make the init scripts start thus: >> >> #!/bin/sh /etc/rc.common >> # Copyright (C) 2006-2010 OpenWrt.org >> # Copyright (C) 2006 Carlos Sobrinho >> >> NAME=dropbear >> PROG=/usr/sbin/dropbear >> START=50 >> STOP=50 >> PIDCOUNT=0 >> ... >> >> so the thing that actually gets run is the /etc/rc.common, which sources >> the init.d script at its end, so it is possible to override any part of >> the common script by including functions in the service specific script, >> but otherwise it just does the default. >> > > The idea is nice, I think that being able to overwrite the functions > you want is cool, even though there are many other ways to do it. > But it seems to be a bit hard to integrate with dh_installinit, Probably, > what we would like is a symlink to this rc.common, with the > package specific script being located in /etc/$whatver being sourced > by rc.common, right? Do you see how we could do and keep a > dh_installinit compatibility? > looks like you are wanting to re-invent openrc   http://roy.marples.name/projects/openrc -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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