Resurrecting file-rc

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at
Mon Feb 11 18:21:39 GMT 2019

[2019-02-10 18:41] Andrew Kanaber <akanaber at>
> Hi,
> Sorry for leaving this so late, but I'd like to resurrect file-rc. For those
> not familiar, file-rc uses the SysV init daemon but records which scripts to
> start and stop for each runlevel in a single config file, /etc/runlevel.conf,
> instead of the traditional forest of symlinks in /etc/rc?.d/ . It achieves
> this by providing alternative implementations of update-rc.d, /etc/init.d/rc
> and /etc/init.d/rcS
> [...]
> As I said, the stretch version still works as far as I can test, all that
> needs changing are the dependencies for initscripts and sysvinit-core, which
> should depend sysv-rc | file-rc instead of just sysv-rc, as they did in
> stretch.

I defintely welcome your effort, but we are several weeks before hard
freeze. I doubt it is possible to fit file-rc into Buster.

That said, could you please file a bug on BTS and ping again once
file-rc is in archives again?
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