Bug#935416: RFH: sysvinit - System-V-like init utilities

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Thu Aug 22 13:05:44 BST 2019

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

I request help with maintaining sysvinit -- traditional init system.

Sysvinit system consists following parts:

 * small C program, that implements /sbin/init (sysvinit-core)
 * shell scripts that perform basic system initialization (initscripts)
 * tool to sort initscrpts invocation order (insserv)
 * tool to start initscripts in parallel (startpar)

Of these parts, initscripts are of most concern. There are huge number
of bugs, some dating back to 2004. Many of them no longer relevant, many
of them are wishlist, that were never discussed.

I ask for help triaging these bugs: marking them as confirmed or
unreproducible, requesting more info from submitter, leading discussion
on conflicting wishlists.

If you have skill and patience writing documentation, your help is also
extremely valuable. During years initscripts accumulated number of
configuration variable, files and so on, without having single,
exhaustive and authoritative list of these options.
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