[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 1/2] base-files: make USE_PROCD=1 default
karlsberg at softart-ge.com
Fri Aug 2 12:38:32 EDT 2019
Although not a developer of openwrt itself, but a happy (?) user, I have to agree to the statement below.
PROCD=1 default is a NOGO for me.
Simple reason,as mentioned already: Software, which is not documented, does not exist.
Which is a requirement, we had to obey to already half a century ago. When I wrote my first Assembler code.
For me, this is another step of openwrt into bloatware, as it becomes more and more "obfuscated",
the simple user like me not giving any idea, how it is supposed to work.
Which breaks another old principle of software development: Egoless programming.
Not only the coder should understand, how it works.
Open Source is heading into Closed Source.
Back to the roots.
My few cents.
Am 02.08.2019 um 18:18 schrieb Kevin 'ldir' Darbyshire-Bryant:
>> 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
>>> Acked-by: Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de>
>> 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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