[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] Adopting start-stop-daemon in archlinux

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Sep 8 12:23:29 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 06:15:15PM +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 08.09.2011 18:01, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> > I think my preferred approach would be to provide some more
> > helperfunctions in /etc/rc.d/functions which do the most common
> > operations of the ones you outlined above. Just by glancing over your
> > ssh-patch I got the impression that we would be better off supporting
> > fewer options than start-stop-daemon does, to encourage unified/simple
> > rc scripts. Take --start as an example, we should probably have a
> > function that looks something like "start($pidfile,$executable,$args)"
> Agreed.
> > . How we implement these functions would be an internal detail of
> > initscripts (we could either include start-stop-daemon.c or we could
> > implement them in bash if it is simple enough).
> Clemens has a point here: Debian already sorted out all the kinks and
> quirks of this topic, and implemented the solution in
> start-stop-daemon.c. Instead of slowly converging towards their result
> (remaining buggy on the way), we would benefit from their work if our
> new helpers in rc.d/functions would simply call start-stop-daemon.

This. If we decide to adopt their solution, there's no sense in
reimplementing it on our own -- just use it and reap the benefits of
the functionality and the savings in development time.


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