shutdown behavior (Was: Addressing more sysvinit bugs)

Benda Xu heroxbd at
Thu Nov 15 02:54:40 GMT 2018

Hi Jesse,

Jesse Smith <jessefrgsmith at> writes:

> 374039 (I think the reporter is confusing initscripts (init.d) with the
> sysvinit programs as they're mixing up script variables with sysvinit
> manual pages. Can close this report.)

Jidanni's concern is in the shutdown(8) manpage.

1. `shutdown` is no longer a script. The manpage should reflect that.

2. INIT_HALT is handled in /etc/init.d/halt, not /sbin/halt.

3. use `shutdown -h -H` with caution.  I don't have a clue.

4. It is not interesting to mention "Debian Sarge" in manpage anymore.

It would be great if they could be addressed upstream.


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