Bug#843419: init-d-script: please provide a way to not use the --name option of start-stop-daemon

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sat Feb 23 20:07:43 GMT 2019

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[2016-11-06 16:04] Ferenc W√°gner <wferi at debian.org>
> Package: sysvinit-utils
> Version: 2.88dsf-59
> Severity: wishlist
> Dear Maintainer,
> start-stop-daemon --name=name-longer-than-15-characters fails on Linux,
> because of the 15-character limit on process names.  Other kernels have
> similar but different limits, see the conditionals starting at
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/dpkg/dpkg.git/tree/utils/start-stop-daemon.c#n134
> Looks like executable names longer than 14 characters are incompatible
> with the --name option.  (15 works, but can be mistaken for truncated
> longer names.)  Currently the only solution is overriding do_start_cmd()
> and do_stop_cmd().  Please proide an easier one.

Sorry, I do not understand. You, as init script writer, choose value of
argument to $NAME. Why can't you limit it to required length?
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