Re: debian daemon init
On Thursday 16 October 2003 03:17, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 12:32:28AM -0400, Mike Mueller wrote:
> > Is it the job of the package maintainer of a daemon (for example
> > OpenSSH) to adapt whatever initialization the upstream developer
> > creates (BSD in this case I imagine) to the Debian style of System V
> > init?
> Yes. The OpenSSH package maintainers (of which I'm one) do exactly this.
I am the upstream developer of a daemon. The Debian init interface seems
well designed. I was able to integrate my daemon with the Debian init
smoothly. The start-stop-daemon and update-rc.d tools are very handy.
Especially when compared to the RedHat distro init methods.
As I integrate my daemon into RH I wish I had start-stop-daemon and
update-rc.d. I don't think taking update-rc.d to RH will pay a dividend
since it's used once. OTOH. taking start-stop-daemon to RH might pay off.
Should I do this, or has it been done? The first 100 hits on googling on
"start-stop-daemon redhat" don't suggest that porting start-stop-daemon to RH
has been done.
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