Bug#743555: initscripts: command "halt" unintended changed behaviour

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Fri Mar 8 16:46:53 GMT 2019

> 2. The user runs /sbin/halt without the "-p" flag. This runs
> /sbin/shutdown -h. INIT_HALT is not set. The /etc/init.d/halt script
> checks /etc/defaults/halt to see whether it should poweroff or simply
> stop.

Yes, but Steve says that /sbin/halt without the "-p" flag should
definitely call /sbin/shutdown -h -H and always halt without poweroff
regardless of /etc/default/halt, which is in contradiction with what the
new version does as you just explained.

Pierre Ynard

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