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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Dec 1 22:35:38 GMT 2018

Am 01.12.18 um 23:31 schrieb Thorsten Glaser:
> 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.

Is that actually a good thing?
If shell specific features are needed, do we know that they are
compatible with lib/init/init-d-script?

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

If there is a binary implementation, then you would be using

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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