init scripts and Required-Start

Matt Wilson msw at
Sun Jan 27 15:41:15 PST 2002

And there are a few bugs we've filed in the area that haven't been



On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 10:59:56AM +0100, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
> Hi,
> I found a problem with our init script design. We have the flag
> "Required-Start" and all listed services must be started before the
> init script is allowed to be started. I undestand it in this way, 
> that an error should be printed if not all required services are
> installed ?
> My problem: for ypbind, I have 2 dependencies:
> 1. portmap, it is a hard requirement and it must be running before
>    ypbind could be started
> 2. ypserv: If ypserv is installed and configured, ypbind must be
>    started after it. If it is not installed or confiured (on a NIS
>    client, for example), we can ignore it.
> How should I write this dependencies in our current init script
> header? I think the only solution would be a second Start (and
> Stop ?) field, one for hard requirements, one for soft.
> Comments?
>   Thorsten
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