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Bug 17667 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/keytable has "status" listed, but no status function
/etc/rc.d/init.d/keytable has "status" listed, but no status function
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-09-18 19:02 EDT by Gregory Leblanc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description Gregory Leblanc 2000-09-18 19:02:52 EDT
running '/etc/rc.d/init.d/keytable' gets you a list of possible operations,
one of which is 'status'.  Running '/etc/rc.d/init.d/keytable status' gives
'no status available for this package'.
A preferable option would be to have 'keytable status' check
'/etc/sysconfig/keyboard', and grab the contents of the 'keytable'
parameter, but I'm not sure how to do that.  In the mean time, here's the
'status' removed from the package.

--- keytable~	Wed Jul 19 14:17:22 2000
+++ keytable	Mon Sep 18 16:02:50 2000
@@ -43,11 +43,6 @@
-status() {
-	echo "No status available for this package"
-	exit 0
 condrestart() {
 	[ -f /var/lock/subsys/keytable ] && start
@@ -69,7 +64,7 @@
-		echo "Usage: keytable {start|stop|restart|reload|condrestart|status}"
+		echo "Usage: keytable {start|stop|restart|reload|condrestart}"
 		exit 1
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-09-23 11:04:00 EDT
Having status read out the content of sysconfig wouldn't be a good thing - if
loadkeys didn't run (it's not a daemon, so this can't be checked with ps or the
likes), it would give bogus information and the user would wonder why.
Since loadkeys modifies the kernel keyboard table, the only way to guess the
currently loaded keyboard layout would require root access.

Turning off status isn't a good idea either - each init script is supposed to
handle the basic requests "start, stop, restart, condrestart, status" (a valid
command line for any of them should never return an error), so a meaningless
message like the one we're having is the way to go.

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