[Slackbuilds-users] Suggestion for packages which require a startup file.

Keith Richie disturbed1976 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 13:44:41 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Robert Kelsen <rkelsen at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>> Let's see -
>> A single rc.blah file, and edit rc.local{shutdown}.
>>  or
>> A single rc.blah, with a link to init.d, then links from that linked
>> link to different run levels, a K{ill} link to stop the script in the
>> proper run levels, and a S{tart} link to start the script in the
>> proper run levels, along with figuring out the K/S number to get the
>> order correct.
>> I'm not entirely sure which one is easier to manage, maintain, and update ;-)
> Tough crowd!
> You've overcomplicated things a bit there.
> Have you ever actually seen this in operation on Slackware?

You either did not read what I wrote, did not bother to even look at
your own package, or have never seen a proper sysv init setup.
Your script is missing K{ill} scripts.
You created 3 links to 3 different folders for starting the service,
you're missing 3 kill links. That's a total of 6 links. Exactly what I

> What I'm talking about actually makes packaging these things easier.
What? No, seriously - What?

> The rc.sysvinit script under Slackware is one of the last things to run
> at boot up, by which time all of the important stuff has already been
> loaded.
> You don't need thousands of symlinks.  You just need one.  Try it.
> If you want to see a working example of what I mean, I've uploaded a package
> which I created that contains a simple script that loads a driver for my on
> board sensors.  You can download it and dissect it to see how I've used this
> functionality to simplify the packaging task.
> The package is here:
> http://members.optusnet.com.au/rkelsen/rc_sensors-1.1-noarch-1.txz
> md5sum: 343a1e639d9d3ae56b366beb0798200e
> length: 1036
>> "Then why are there all of these /etc/rc.d/rc*.d directories?"
>> To provide compatibility to those proprietary packages that like to
>> unnecessarily complicate things. At least Virtual Box gets this right.
> "Right" is a subjective term... :)

As is simple, and easy... :)

> And besides, this is just for the few additional things that require a
> boot up script.  I'm not trying to advocate that you should switch your
> whole setup.  That would be ridiculous.
> 'Night.
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