Bug#132542: sysvinit: please make /etc/init.d/rcS a conffile

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Fri Jan 18 13:32:38 GMT 2019

On Fri, 18 Jan 2019, KatolaZ wrote:

> > FHS uses term "binaries". I believe scripts qualify too, since /lib is

I believe that s/binaries/executables/ applied to FHS helps interpreting.

> >  * what are your arguments aganist usrmerge?

Please let’s not go there. Just accept that this idea, originating
from the systemd people at Fedora/Freedesktop, is NOT welcome to
classical Unix people.

> /etc/init.d, or, maybe better, let's put it under /bin, and link it

No, not /bin. If it must be in one of these, /sbin would apply,
but I’d personally say /lib/init/ is a good place except if the
local administrator is supposed to change them.

> from /etc/init.d. After all, it's an executable that is needed at boot
> time, so having it under /bin looks totally right, and linking it from

/bin is also supposed to be in the normal user’s path. libexec
sounds the most right, but AIUI we don’t have that under / and
for just two more files, /lib/init/ (which already exists and
contains stuff needed for initscripts) does the job just fine.

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