[Buildroot] [PATCH] gpsd: make init script optional

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Tue Jun 18 06:24:22 UTC 2013

On 16/06/13 20:30, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 04:59:06PM +0100, Simon Dawson wrote:
>> Hi Yann, Maxime.
>> On 16 June 2013 14:09, Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
>>> Why would one not want the init script? Is this because of systemd? If so,
>>> as pointed out by Maxime.
>>> This ensures the init script will only be installed if a SysV init
>>> scheme is used (and conversely for the systemd unit).
>>> Otherwise, please expand on why not wanting the init script should be
>>> configurable at all.
>> There are other possibilities, beyond SysV and systemd: I've
>> previously run gpsd and other managed services using daemontools and
>> runit. My present use case has udev kicking off gpsd in response to
>> hotplug events for a USB GPS device.
>> I seem to always end up having to remove the gpsd SysV init script in
>> my post-build script; hence the desire for a configuration option.
> Maybe you can add a BR2_INIT_NONE choice here then to not copy all the
> install scripts.

  There are just a few daemons that you'd want to run from hotplug, most 
of them would still run from init.d.

  But I really would like a better way to manage the services you want to 
run in init.d, and especially their order. I can't come up with a good 
solution, though, so I'm not actively complaining :-)

  I agree with Peter that having an option for each package is not a good 

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