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Re: Init scripts as conffiles

"Jesús M. Navarro" <jesus.navarro@undominio.net> writes:

> Anyway, my position would be that init script shouldn't have to be
> config files.  For this to be true these steps should need to be worked
> on:


Given that nearly all of the Linux distribution work on init systems right
now is towards replacing the old System V init system with something like
upstart or systemd, I don't think this is worth the effort.  Both of those
systems support far-smaller configuration files for starting daemons (and
ones that should probably stay configuration files, since they avoid most
of the problems of init scripts being configuration files while still
providing the same features).

The effort that would be put into plastering over further problems with
System V init scripts could, I think, be better put into working out the
details of an optional transition to a better init system.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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