Bug#934463: initscripts: consider taking over hwclock policy machinery

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sun Sep 3 20:22:00 BST 2023

Hi all,

This message was dated 8/22/2023 but arrived on 9/3/2023. From the
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buxtehude.debian.org or chiark.greenend.org.uk sitting on the email for
12 days without forwarding.


Mark Hindley said on Tue, 22 Aug 2023 09:58:47 +0100

>I have prepared the necessary updates to src:sysvinit to incorporate
>the hwclock machinery in initscripts. Specifically the files
> /etc/default/hwclock
> /etc/init.d/hwclock.sh
> /usr/share/man/man5/hwclock.5
> /usr/lib/udev/hwclock-set
> /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/hwclock.rules
>Obviously we need to coordinate the transition and I will add
>Breaks/Replaces << the util-linux-extra version which drops the files.
>If util-linux-extra were to use it, my understanding is that
>rm_conffile only removes *unmodified* conffiles so user modifications
>should be preserved. But we might consider synchronised uploads to
>experimental to test and confirm.
>Best wishes

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