Bug#922962: initscripts: huge number of calls to uname

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Fri Feb 22 11:45:05 GMT 2019

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.93-8
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

in initscripts, we have huge number of calls to `uname -s', that are
used to perform actions depending on current kernel (Linux, Hurd,

Given that bin:initscripts is already Architecture: any, it does not
make sense. We could provide file with KERNEL=<constant value> as part
of package.

Alternatively, we could consider how we could make efforts to make
bin:initscripts Architecture: all; currently it is not possible, since
version of hurd have one file more.

Opinions, which of these targets are more important?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers buildd-unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'buildd-experimental'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=eo.utf8, LC_CTYPE=eo.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=eo.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: runit (via /run/runit.stopit)

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  coreutils       8.30-1
ii  debianutils
ii  lsb-base        10.2018112800
ii  mount           2.33.1-0.1
ii  sysv-rc         2.93-8
ii  sysvinit-utils  2.93-8

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  e2fsprogs  1.44.5-1
ii  psmisc     23.2-1

initscripts suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/default/rcS changed:

/etc/default/tmpfs changed:

-- no debconf information
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