Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441276
only services for a vital system should have a default runlevel list in their initscript
Last modified: 2008-07-30 16:00:25 EDT
FPC and FESCo recently approved packaging guidelines for initscripts http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/SysVInitScript . According to those guidelines only services which are really required for a vital system should define runlevels as the first parameter on the '# chkconfig: #' line in the initscript. Please consider changing the initscripts in this package.
Could you give me more info about the definition of "vital system" then? IMHO
just a few services are a must to be run at the boot up time though, after
looking around bugzilla, I'm not quite sure what that is. and it may depends if
it's running as a server or desktop etc. in that sense httpd, samba and sendmail
even doesn't need to be run. which wasn't filed.
httpd has 'chkconfig: - 85 15'
samba has 'chkconfig: - 91 35' for nmb and 'chkconfig: - 91 35' for smb
So those two didn't need a bugzilla.
sendmail is a 'vital' package as it is required to deliver local mail from cron
jobs and such.
Canna might be vital for machines configured for japanese locales but aren't of
any value for all other systems. I didn't check your initscript besides the
chkconfig line, do you check /etc/sysconfig/i18n and bail out without starting
the service when the language setting isn't ja_* ? In that case using default
runlevels would be ok.
Sure. thank you for clarification. since the locale can be set up differently
per users, determining from the system locale if the service should be running
or not wouldn't be a good idea. so I just got rid of them from the initscript in
Canna-3.7p3-24.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Canna-3.7p3-24.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update Canna'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-3895
Canna-3.7p3-24.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.