Planning for 1.0.4

Ingvar Hagelund ingvar at
Wed May 9 20:55:40 CEST 2007

* Dag-Erling Smørgrav
> Other priorities for 1.0.4: unify init scripts and out-of-the-box
> configurations across distributions

I think a unified init script will be very difficult to achieve if one
wants to keep the package included in mainstream Linux distributions
like Fedora/RedHat, SuSE or Debian. They have explicit rules on what an
init script should look like, and they are by no means compatible,
leaning on style, tools and macros that are very distribution specific.

A common configuration file, stored in /etc/sysconfig/varnish (RedHat,
SuSE) or /etc/defaults/varnish (Debian) would do nicely. The existing
Debian and Fedora versions are not too different.

> (...) include an init script for varnishlog

RedHat/Fedora allows several daemons started from a single init script.
Consider RedHat's syslog script, that starts both syslogd and klogd.



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