Re: Init script verbosity
On Sun, 06 Sep 2009, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> /etc/init.d/skeleton is mentioned in section 9.3.5 as an example to base init
> scripts on. As you may know, it suppresses the calls to log_daemon_msg
> ("Starting $DESC: $NAME") and log_end_msg ("." or " failed!") during start and
> stop if $VERBOSE = "no".
> Most init scripts do not follow this example, I believe. Section 9.4 makes no
> mention of $VERBOSE.
> What's the best practice/consensus? Should policy be amended? Should
> /etc/init.d/skeleton be fixed?
/etc/init.d/skeleton should be fixed. VERBOSE=no is supposed to be used to
shut up the unimportant stuff (such as initscripts telling the user they didn't
do anything because /etc/default/foo was not configured yet, etc).
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