Package: openrc

Version: 0.40.3-1

Severity: normal



Dear Maintainer,


The start() routine in /etc/init.d/savecache does not run. If you run my

attached savecache (rc-service savecache start), "SAVECACHE TEST GOT HERE" will

be displayed, but "SAVECACHE TEST NOT GETTING HERE" will not be displayed. The start() routine is never entered.


The problem stems from the LSB header information in savecache. These lines of

code are somehow confusing openrc-run, openrc-run never runs start().


If the LSB header info is removed, savecache runs fine; start() is then run.




Next issue, is savecache even needed? It appears this script is to run in

runlevel off at shutdown, to save /run/openrc/deptree and /run/openrc/softlevel

to /lib/rc. Arent deptree and softlevel always re-generated at startup anyway?

Are these cached files in /lib/rc ever used?




Next, if the cached files are used and needed, wouldnt /var/cache be a better

home for them, something like /var/cache/openrc?




-- System Information:

Distributor ID: Devuan

Description: Devuan GNU/Linux beowulf/ceres

Release: 10

Codename: n/a

Architecture: x86_64


Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)

Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages openrc depends on:

ii init-system-helpers 1.56+devuan1

ii insserv 1.18.0-2

ii libaudit1 1:2.8.4-2

ii libc6 2.28-8

ii libeinfo1 0.40.3-1

ii libpam0g 1.3.1-5

ii librc1 0.40.3-1

ii libselinux1 2.8-1+b1

openrc recommends no packages.


Versions of packages openrc suggests:

pn policycoreutils <none>

ii sysvinit-core 2.93-8+devuan1