Re: RFC: initscript policy proposal
Generally very nice (haven't read the actual scripts yet...). I definitely
I've one question/concern/objection, though. In your diff of 18.104.22.168, you
> + By default, `invoke-rc.d' will pass any action requests (start, stop,
> + reload, restart...) to the /etc/init.d script, filtering out requests
> + to start a service out of its intended runlevels as defined by
> + `update-rc.d' and the system administrator. Also, requests to restart a
> + service out of its intended runlevels are changed to a stop request.
The last sentence causes a problem in the following (contrived?)
1. Daemon foo is not configured to run at current runlevel.
2. I, the sysadmin, have started foo by hand.
3. I do a apt-get upgrade, which includes a new versin of foo. Because
of "restart converted to stop", foo is stopped.
I propose that instead of "restarts converted to stops" we just go with
"restarts ignored". I realize that this would cause the new version of
foo to be ignored, but that may be less surprising than having foo go
OTOH, if 'maybe-restart' worked even if foo is not configured at the
current run-level (it's not clear to me that it does or doesn't, but I
only did quick skim of the descriptions), and packages strongly urged to
use it in the postinst, that would be a better solution.
Steve Greenland <email@example.com>
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