Bug#633858: -v not as safe as it sounds

Jonathan de Boyne Pollard J.deBoynePollard-newsgroups at NTLWorld.COM
Fri Feb 1 09:45:57 GMT 2019

Jesse Smith:

 > I think the manual page is correct

Clearly it is not, otherwise you would not yourself in the same breath 
have to employ a different explanation:

 > The -v command only turns on verbose messages,

The manual page does not say this.  It says "Write out what is currently 
going on", which can, as this bug proves, be read as writing out a 
status report of what is currently the case for service configuration.  
This is not good writing.  It makes the reader ask "What is currently 
going on /where/?" and "What precisely do you mean by /going on/?".  
Whereas "turn on verbose messages, showing what actions insserv is 
taking" does not inspire such questions.

I suggest putting this explanation of yours into the manual.

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