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

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Sun May 31 16:36:02 BST 2020

On Sun, 31 May 2020, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:

> I can't bring anything back. I gave up all Debian-related credentials.

Yeah, I can; it’s in the debian group on Salsa. I wrote this before
checking that. I feel sufficiently “in” for a team upload.

> > 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?
> Nothing else.

OK, thanks.

> From purity poing of view, I would disagree: if you have very special
> situation that you can't configure bootloader to set /proc/cmdline /and/
> need sequencial boot, then peeking on implementation detail and removing
> /etc/.depend.* is fine answer.

Yeah, I probably could influence /proc/cmdline for my sid systems, but
I actually ran into this (due to mistakenly creating the flag file before
installing sysvinit-core) in a Debian environment in a Docker container
in which I run sysvinit (as I need two services plus supervision for CGI
scripts so I need an init anyway); there you don’t have /proc/cmdline,
but everything else will work mostly fine (I’ll write this up some day,
probably in July when the current project’s over).

> On other hand, from practicality point of view, we are talking about
> mere 3 lines, and if they can keep somebody's old-and-tried setup
> working, then it worth it.

I’d prefer that, yes.

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