[Bug 1576409] Re: calling init.d script with "status" invokes pager

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Thu May 5 17:32:25 UTC 2016


Hello Martin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted systemd into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be
available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/229-4ubuntu5
in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed.  Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug,
mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
verification-failed.  In either case, details of your testing will help
us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification .  Thank you in
advance!

** Changed in: systemd (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

** Tags added: verification-needed

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Title:
  calling init.d script with "status" invokes pager

Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in systemd source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed
Status in systemd package in Debian:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  Running e. g. "/etc/init.d/networking status" runs a pager (less by
  default). This is unexpected from an init.d script, and potentially
  breaks scripts or CLI programs that do this operation, as this then
  hangs eternally in the interactive pager process until the user quits
  it. This reportedly happens with "vagrant up" (see original Debian bug
  https://bugs.debian.org/765175).

  SRU INFORMATION:
  Test case:
   Run "/etc/init.d/networking status". In current xenial this invokes less which you need to quit. With the proposed fix this should return to the shell immediately without a pager.

  Regression potential:  very low. The main visible change is the
  interactive usage of "/etc/init.d/foo status", but nothing in Ubuntu
  (nor hopefully anywhere else) *relies* on the fact that systemctl
  invokes a pager, particularly as this is not always done (it depends
  on whether stdout is a terminal and how many lines are written).

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