Bug#826214: Bug#913247: Please provide a C implementation of /lib/init/init-d-script

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Sat Dec 1 22:31:21 GMT 2018

On Sat, 1 Dec 2018, Michael Biebl wrote:

> I'd also be interested to know why
> #!/usr/bin/env /lib/init/init-d-script
> is preferred over
> #!/bin/sh /lib/init/init-d-script
> given that init-d-script is *no* C implementation.

That’s easy: this way, the shebang at the start of
/lib/init/init-d-script can, if needed, select a
shell other than /bin/sh to be the interpreter, e.g.
if shell-specific features need to be used.

This will also make it easier to switch to a binary
implementation later.

15:41⎜<Lo-lan-do:#fusionforge> Somebody write a testsuite for helloworld :-)

More information about the Debian-init-diversity mailing list