[arch-dev-public] [signoff] initscripts-2011.07.3-1

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jul 28 14:44:39 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> A few more fixes has been added to initscripts, and it should now be
>> ready to go to [core]. Please signoff.
>> I did not revert the loglevel stuff, as the old behavior can easily be
>> obtained in many new ways. Two of which are outlined below.
>> Thanks too all who tested so far.
>> -t
>> Revert the NEED_ROOT functionality. It is now off by default, and has
>> to be enabled by the rc scripts that wants to force root.
> I suppose you did that because of: FS#25271 - [netcfg] latest
> initscripts update breaks non-root actions, right?
> You do realise that if you turn it off by default, basically no-one
> will bother to add a "NEED_ROOT=1" to their daemon script even if the
> majority (all?) requires root permission to run. Not even I, who came
> up with the initial idea and worked on the patch, will bother.
> You might as well remove the functionnality completely and either go
> back to the drawing table to implement it in a better way or to forget
> about it.

Exactly. We're back to the drawing room. Either we need to get most
people to agree that this is what we want to do, create a todo list
and update all the relevant scripts, or if people don't agree we must
find a less intrusive way to do it.

I had missunderstood the original patch and thought it only affected
scripts called via rc.d, which I found to be a reasonable compromise
as there would be no regressions.


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