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Re: [sysvinit-devel] New beta release

From: Petter Reinholdtsen
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] New beta release
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 06:36:25 +0200

[Jesse Smith]
> In particular, startpar now loads Makefile-style dependency information
> from /var/lib/insserv/ instead of /etc/init.d/. It is possible to
> override this and use the old location. Likewise, insserv now defaults
> to writing Makefile-sty;e dependency information to /var/lib/insserv/.
> Again, the location can be changed back to the old /etc/init.d directory
> if need be. In both programs the command line flag to use the classic
> location is "-l" (lower-case L).

This sound like a good location for the files, but I suspect it is not.

The main reason these files were loaded from a directory under / and not
/var/, is that /var/ is not guaranteed to be mounted when the files need
to be read.  Why do you believe this has changed?

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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