Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1004748
service script does not handle upstart jobs
Last modified: 2016-11-25 08:04:23 EST
Created attachment 794236 [details]
patch implementing the requested behaviour
Description of problem:
The /sbin/service script only works for services managed via System V style init scripts in /etc/init.d. It would be very useful if the same interface also worked transparently for upstart jobs in /etc/init (and possibly other init systems in the future).
This applies to custom services, but also to some base services in RHEL.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo service prefdm status
prefdm: unrecognized service
prefdm start/running, process ...
A similar change has been made to the script in Debian and Ubuntu:
Version in Debian (http://packages.debian.org/jessie/sysvinit-utils) also supports systemd.
The attached patch (based on version in Debian) implements the requested behaviour.
I really don't like this idea, we don't encourage customers to write their own upstart jobs, there are only few of them in rhel6 and upstarts jobs will not be supported in rhel7. Also there are issues when job and initscript have the same name.
We have already modified service to work with systemd, but that is a different case, because systemd is handling services with initscripts directly.