[Bug 613231] Re: Option to quiet /lib/init/upstart-jobs [RFE,PATCH]

Jouko Orava joorava at iki.fi
Mon Sep 17 13:50:06 UTC 2012

Here is the updated patch against upstart-1.5, with three changes
compared to earlier versions:

First, the optional config file is moved to /etc/default/upstart-job.

Second, there is only one variable, ECHO.

Third, ECHO defaults to "echo" unless /etc/default/upstart-job exists
and redefines it. (Normally, /etc/default/upstart-job does not exist,
and that is fine.) If DPKG_MAINTSCRIPT_PACKAGE is not empty, then ECHO
is set to : silencing all messages, regardless of what /etc/default
/upstart-job set it to.

** Patch added: "Teach upstart-job about /etc/default/upstart-job"

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  Option to quiet /lib/init/upstart-jobs [RFE,PATCH]

Status in “upstart” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: upstart

  /lib/init/upstart-job clutters my messages with duplicate, unnecessary
  messages. I want an option to silence it.

  The same notification, "Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, ...", is output every single time any init script linked to upstart-job is executed. If I modify /lib/init/upstart-job directly, updating upstart becomes difficult.
  This script is a Debian/Ubuntu addition, fully defined in the upstart-*.diff.

  I've attached the both a patch, and the replacement upstart-job script
  itself; these are compatible with both upstart-0.6.5 and 0.6.6.

  Default behaviour stays exactly the same.

  Short description of the changes:

  The ECHO variable is split into two, ECHO_NOTE and ECHO_ERROR, which receive the same values ECHO had.
  However, if file /etc/upstart-jobs.conf exists, it is sourced, so that the two variables can be overridden easily.

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