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Re: [sysvinit-devel] [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] SysV init upstream work

From: Jesse Smith
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] SysV init upstream work
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:54:38 -0400
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On 01/08/2018 06:07 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 12/25/2017 03:07 AM, Jesse Smith wrote:
>> Hello Debian init developers,
>> I am doing some work on the upstream SysV init code, cleaning things up
>> and upstreaming patches. If you have any Debian-specific patches for
>> init that you'd like to get passed upstream, please let me know. Or post
>> to the SysV mailing list and I'll pick them up from there.
>> Best wishes,
>> Jesse
> Hi Jesse,
> Looks like nobody dares replying, so I'll attempt.
> I'm surprised to see any activity "upstream", I really thought that
> there was no active upstream anymore. It's really nice to see activity.
> Debian carries 17 patches. You'll see them there:
> It probably would be a good idea to push them upstream indeed.
> Cheers,
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)

Thank you, Thomas. (I'm cc'ing the SysV devel list here too to keep
everyone in the loop.)

I have created a new development branch of SysV which includes bug fixes
from the Savannah issue tracker and the provided Debian patches. The
combined changes are on GitHub [1]. These patches, once they've been
tested (hopefully by the end of the month) I'll try to get it all merged
into our main source trunk.

Of the 17 patches, I think about half a dozen had already been carried
upstream. The rest have been applied and will appear in the next beta
release. The only Debian patch I dropped was the one to change the
location of /etc/nologin to /run/nologin. It looks like each distro uses
a different location, so I'm going to leave it as-is and let each
downstream patch the location as they wish.

In the coming weeks I plan to look at Ubuntu's list of patches too to
see if anything there can be useful to us as well. Once that's done I'll
start work on putting together a beta package for people to test.



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