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[Fedora-packaging] Re: Requires: initscripts?

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 12:02:35PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote :
> > > > Doesn't initscripts belong to the always-assume-installed-set-of-packages-
> > > > so-don't-redundandly-require-it-unless-you-need-a-versioned-dependency?
> > > > 
> > > > Just like gcc, make etc?
> > > 
> > > That would be the list of assumed _build_ requirements. I was asking
> > > about a normal requirement for a package containing an init script
> > > in /etc/rc.d/init.d/.
> > 
> > Yes, you're right.
> > 
> > But unless this package is installed in a chroot w/o kernel and
> > friends you always have initscripts present. OTOH it isn't quite wrong
> > to run daemons in chroots where appropriate.
> > 
> > Does your script make any actual use of initscripts (like sourcing in
> > parts of it) or is this just the parent directory ownership issue?
> Nothing fancy. Just a simple "service" to have run on startup, control
> with chkconfig and service. I don't think "Requires: initscripts" would
> improve nor fix anything, but I wanted an authoritative answer to be
> 100% sure :-)

Well, the authoritative answer might be that accroding to the
guidelines you should add it, but given the precedent of a ton of
other packages not doing it, either the ton of packages are broken
(unlikely) or the guidelines need adjustment/exceptions.

So if this is stalling your work we should have a quickvote on list or
in the channel today. Perhaps it would help if you submit a diff to
the guideline text.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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