Bug#926854: sysv-rc: remove check for .legacy-bootordering

Thorsten Glaser tg at debian.org
Fri May 29 17:17:51 BST 2020

Hi Dmitry,

>With legacy bootordering gone in 2012, it is safe to remove check for
>/etc/init.d/.legacy-bootordering from /etc/init.d/rc script.

I disagree here: touching this file was a good way (and needed in some
cases I don’t remember any more) for getting back reliable boot, and I
have this file in my standard instructions for setting up a Debian sy‐
stem… on systems even as recent as buster booting worked with it.

So please bring it back by reverting commit 340c02c2d3ef1d9cad35129e2.
I’ll commit that to sysvinit’s packaging repo unless objection is rai‐
sed within a week.

Dmitry, sorry to disturb but, if I may ask, what, other than “we don’t
enable legacy-bootordering any more and require insserv” motivated the
commit? It’s still useful to avoid parallel boot… (/proc/cmdline can’t
be controlled in all environments and removing the .depend.* files… is
probably not right either).

13:22⎜«neurodamage» mira, what's up man? I have a CVS question for you in #cvs
16:06⎜<Draget:#cvs> Thank god I found you =)   20:03│«bioe007:#cvs» mira2k: ty
17:14⎜<ldiain:#cvs> Thanks big help you are :-)   <bioe007> mira|nwt: ty again
18:36⎜«ThunderChicken:#cvs» mirabilos FTW!  23:03⎜«mithraic:#cvs» aaah. thanks

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