[avahi] Re: [PATCH] Slackware init script changes.

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Oct 1 15:14:44 PDT 2006

On Sun, 01.10.06 16:42, Paul Blazejowski (paulb at blazebox.homeip.net) wrote:

> Hello avahi developers,
> Attached is patch to slackware's init scripts:
> * avahi-svn-kernelcapabilitycheck.diff: 
> Modifies both startup scripts to (somewhat) quietly exit instead of
> trying to start the daemons if a 2.6.x kernel isn't installed. It will
> also attempt to (very) quietly (this time) modprobe capability.ko, which
> is required for avahi to be able to safely drop it's privs.

Hmm, I wonder if this patch is such a good idea. You may compile Avahi
without support for POSIX capabilities. Such a build should work fine on
kernel 2.4. Your init script patch is not compatible which such a build.

Do current Slackware versions still support kernel 2.4? If this is not
the case you can ignore this objection of mine, I guess.

If Linux 2.8 is released this init script will break. Might be another

Anyway, you are a Slackware guy, and I am not. If you still think
merging this patch is a good idea I will gladly do so. 


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