On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 03:36:30PM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote: > Package: debian-policy > Version: 126.96.36.199 > > The policy manual says (9.3.2 Writing the scripts): > > The init.d scripts should ensure that they will behave sensibly > if invoked with start when the service is already running, or > with stop when it isn't, and that they don't kill > unfortunately-named user processes. > > Would it be acceptable to change this to say "must ensure"? I would second that. There a whole lot of s/should/must/ I would second in that section. To start with, this one: The `start', `stop', `restart', and `force-reload' options should be ^^^^^^ supported by all scripts in `/etc/init.d', the `reload' option is optional. Cheers, -- Bill. <email@example.com> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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