[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#629902: dh_installinit: should support LSB compliant scripts

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Tue Jun 14 15:39:17 UTC 2011

Helmut Grohne wrote:
> A failure from the update-rc.d cannot make postinst fail, because the
> exit code is not checked. 

Yes it is (set -x), but I meant invoke-rc.d anyway, obviously.

> So in my view the reason for a postinst failure is unrelated to
> update-rc.d. Can you explain your reasoning?

Simple separation of concerns, invoke-rc.d is responsible for running
the init script and determining if it fails and propigating a failing
exit status. debhelper allows it to do do. The right way to make 6 be
ignored is to get invoke-rc.d to ignore it, not add cruft to every
postinst that calls it.

see shy jo
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