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Re: Fixing /sbin/rc in OpenRC (was: Proposal: let’s have a GR about the init system)

On 11/11/2013 03:55 PM, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 02:06:45AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> On 10/28/2013 06:28 PM, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>>> Please rename /sbin/rc to something else. We've had (unrelated)
>>> /usr/bin/rc in Debian for at least 18 years.
>> Outch! This bites hard. Maybe you being the maintainer of the "rc"
>> package is why you saw this immediately! :)
>> Though that's annoying, because upstream must extensively uses "rc". All
>> OpenRC commands are in fact using /sbin/rc. For example, /bin/rc-status
>> (which shows what  is a symlink to /bin/rc, and then /sbin/rc finds out
>> that it has been called by using /bin/rc-status, so it prints the status.
> Is there much chance of convincing upstream to consider a migration to
> another binary name, perhaps "openrc"?

This is what is going to happen, yes.

> If it's a difficult and complex
> change it would be best if it was performed upstream I think.

Upstream says it will just "break expectation". In other words, it's
documented to be /sbin/rc, so renaming it will just be annoying for
upstream Gentoo users. Probably they can keep a symlink in /sbin/rc for
them for a while...

> Although it took Debian to notice the clash, the clash may be a problem for
> others as well.



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