Bug#730824: initscripts: please document INIT_VERBOSE in /etc/default/rcS (and/or rcS (5) )

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Tue Aug 6 16:10:08 BST 2019

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[ Sorry for late response ]

[2013-11-29 22:22] Thomas Viehweger <patchesThomas.Vie at web.de>
> Package: initscripts
> Version: 2.88dsf-43
> Severity: minor
> I wondered why some messages don't appear even if I had set VERBOSE=yes
> Looking at the code I found the solution (setting INIT_VERBOSE to yes).
> What about adding the following lines (or similar) to /etc/default/rcS:
> # be verbose even if kernel commandline contains "quiet"

Yes, this definitely can be done. But I'd ask, whether INIT_VERBOSE
variable is actually needed.

We have $VERBOSE variable, that defaults to "yes", can be set in
/etc/default/rcS and may be modified according to kernel option. And
also we have $INIT_VERBOSE, that overrides $VERBOSE independent of
kernel option.

Isn't it is too much complexity for such simple thing? Why would anyone
desire non-verbose boot?
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