[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 1/2] base-files: make USE_PROCD=1 default

Kevin 'ldir' Darbyshire-Bryant ldir at darbyshire-bryant.me.uk
Fri Aug 2 12:18:23 EDT 2019

> On 2 Aug 2019, at 16:00, Hannu Nyman <hannu.nyman at iki.fi> wrote:
> Hauke Mehrtens kirjoitti 2.8.2019 klo 17.42:
>> On 7/23/19 3:37 PM, Petr Štetiar wrote:
>>> Transition period for init script migration was long enough, let's
>>> make USE_PROCD=1 default now so there's enough time to convert the
>>> remaining services/init scripts for the next release.
>>> Signed-off-by: Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz>
>>> ---
>>>  package/base-files/files/etc/rc.common | 113 ++++++++++---------------
>>>  1 file changed, 47 insertions(+), 66 deletions(-)
>> Do you know how many packages in the package feed and the main
>> repository are still not using procd?
>> External repositories, not the package feed, will probably be affected
>> most, but I think we do not have to care and there were many years to
>> convert.
>> Acked-by: Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de>
>> Hauke
> I do not remember seeing ever a general call for converting the old packages to using procd. In that sense this proposed change to switch the default comes a bit surpise.
> Quick search in the packages feed repo reveals that there are 281 instances of "/etc/rc.common" and only 205 instances of USE_PROCD. So, likely about 75 packages in the packages feed repo only are using the old syntax without procd.
> Has a decision been made to declare the old-style init file invalid? Will it be possible to still use the syntax? What is the new "override" to indicate the usage of the old syntax?
> Or will the proposed change disable the packages using the old init file syntax totally?

My reading of the change is that old syntax is basically dropped.

Wish for:  We should be using procd and to that end I started looking at converting the ‘important to me’ packages: ddns & miniupnpd.

Real life: Documentation is confusing vs real life which is just plain different. See adblock startup script as an excellent example of **** that just isn’t documented.

I gave up and left the process feeling very angry.

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