Bug#851747: sysvinit-utils: drop Essential flag

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue Jan 28 22:22:19 GMT 2020

Am 28.01.2020 um 17:38 schrieb Andreas Henriksson:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 05:02:38PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> [...]
>> Assuming the .service isn't just a wrapper around the init script.
>> Unfortunately, we do have quite a few packages which use this
>> anti-pattern :-/
>> https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=ExecStart%3D%2Fetc%2Finit.d%2F&literal=1&perpkg=1
> https://lintian.debian.org/tags/systemd-service-file-wraps-init-script.html

Thanks for that pointer. Totally forgot that we had a lintian check for

> It seems "Debian OpenStack" is the main offender so unless people use
> openstack the problem possibly isn't that widely spread.


> This however serves as a good reminder that it's not enough to just
> check that there's a masking native systemd unit.
> (I'll probably forget about that very soon again, but atleast there's
> now a note/warning about this case in this bugs history! :)
> (It might be time to ask lintian maintainers to consider raising
> severity or turning some warnings into errors for systemd-related
> lintian checks.)

Sounds like a good idea.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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