[Bug 1576409] Update Released
Chris J Arges
1576409 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu May 12 01:24:04 UTC 2016
The verification of the Stable Release Update for systemd has completed
successfully and the package has now been released to -updates.
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calling init.d script with "status" invokes pager
Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
Status in systemd source package in Xenial:
Status in systemd package in Debian:
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
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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