Planning for 1.0.4

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Thu May 10 09:34:07 CEST 2007

Ingvar Hagelund <ingvar at> writes:
> * 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.

I'm not after "a single unified init script", but "appropriate init
scripts for each distribution which behave in as similar a manner as

> > (...) 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.

What if the admin wants to stop varnishlog (which can produce enormous
amounts of data on high-traffic sites), or changes the varnishlog
configuration and wants to restart just varnishlog but not varnishd?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav
Senior Software Developer
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