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Old 04-07-2008, 12:42 PM
"Tom "spot" Callaway"
 
Default Packaging/SysVInitScript wiki page has wrong description for LSB header Required-Stop:

On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 12:09 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> There's a rather big error in the wiki description of the LSB
> "Required-Stop:" header.
>
> The wiki says:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/SysVInitScript
>
> "The # Required-Stop: line in the LSB Header lists any boot facilities
> which must be stopped before shutdown of this service can commence."
>
> The LSB says:
>
> http://refspecs.freestandards.org/LSB_2.0.0/LSB-Core/LSB-Core/initscrcomconv.html
>
> "... the "Required-Stop:" header defines which facilities shall still
> be available during the shutdown of that service. Hence, the init
> script system should avoid stopping shell scripts which provide those
> facilities until this shell script is stopped."
>
> This is just about the opposite of what the wiki ways.
>
> I think a sane rule of thumb is that the parameters needed for
> "Required-Stop:" are likely to be the same as for "Required-Start:".
>
> The description of the "Should-Stop:" header is similarly wrong.

I've corrected these mistakes, thanks!

(Although, I think they were possibly more useful the way that they were
incorrectly written...

~spot

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