Boot-related updates in raring: forwarding upstart support to Debian

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Sun May 19 05:41:14 UTC 2013

Hi Clint,

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 06:51:55PM -0700, Clint Byrum wrote:
> There's a side note to this which is rather complicated. Most
> upstart jobs should just use 'start on runlevel [2345]' and 'stop on
> runlevel [016]'. However, for those that use events, great care must
> be taken to make sure those events are stable in all upstart using
> distributions. I feel that we should document this fact and
> encourage users to submit any new events they use to
> upstart-devel at

I think that's a reasonable approach.  Though FWIW, the upstart package in
Debian is kept closely in sync with the Ubuntu package, and there's not much
risk of drift.

> Perhaps we should consider moving debian/manpages/upstart-events.7
> to the upstream code base to try and curb too much diversion.

I'm less sure of this, as currently these events are only in Debian and
Ubuntu (and derivatives) and there are other users of upstart who *don't*
use these events.

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