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Re: request for a init script policy

On Sun, 02 Jul 2000, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 10:39:48AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <shaleh@valinux.com> was heard to say:
> > I would like for us to get together and come up with a standard here.  Doing
> > this will benfit everyone and hurt no one.  People who want the silly colored
> > boot messages can wrap our init, as can users of tools like Aurora.
>   I think this is a great idea.  Can it be a goal for woody?  Please? :)

That would mean implementing whatever the LSB standards require right now as
a debian policy, and changing it again later when the LSB publishes the
finished version.

I've had a look on what they have there, and it would require some work to
implement the stuff in Debian. It goes well beyond making sure all init
scripts return status 0 on OK ;-) And some of our init scripts ARE a mess.
Thankfully most of them are not that bad, but still...

It is doable, but is it worth the hassle to require those changes _right
now_ and require them again later when LSB compliance becomes a goal?

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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