[systemd-devel] [PATCH] sysv-generator: Replace Provides: symlinks with real units

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Jan 27 16:45:59 PST 2015

On Wed, 21.01.15 11:08, Martin Pitt (martin.pitt at ubuntu.com) wrote:

> Hey Jóhann,
> "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" [2015-01-21  9:59 +0000]:
> > Seems like a corner case as administrator should fix himself by not backing
> > up files in the /etc/init.d directory so arguably this broken behaviour is
> > expect.
> With SysV init this isn't "broken" at all. As long as you don't
> actually enable the backup files in rcN.d/, this is perfectly valid.
> The effect is that systems with such backup files work fine under SysV
> init and even under systemd up to 218, but will fail to boot under
> systemd 219 onwards (i. e. with current master). I call this a
> regression.
> > That said at one point or another we need to drop legacy sysv
> > initscript support and have downstream the generator themselves if
> > they intend on supporting legacy sysv initscripts.
> If upstream wants to drop it at some point that's their prerogative of
> course. I'd advise against it though, as LSB compliant systems need to
> support SysV init scripts, it's still the lowest common denoniator,
> and tons of third-party software still ship with init.d scripts. I. e.
> it's not enough to port the distro packages.

Just to clarify: I have zero intention to drop LSB script support
any time soon.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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