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Bug 323487 - net-misc/netkit-bootparamd: needs an initscript
Summary: net-misc/netkit-bootparamd: needs an initscript
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Michael Weber (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-06-10 21:24 UTC by Alex Buell
Modified: 2010-09-15 03:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

bootparamd configuration file (bootparamd,29 bytes, text/plain)
2010-06-12 15:54 UTC, Alex Buell
bootparamd initscript (rpc.bootparamd,615 bytes, text/plain)
2010-06-12 15:55 UTC, Alex Buell
Debian Startup script for bootparamd (bootparamd,989 bytes, text/plain)
2010-06-12 16:52 UTC, David Abbott

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Description Alex Buell 2010-06-10 21:24:35 UTC
There needs to be an initscript for starting bootparamd, at the moment there isn't one. It would be nice to have one. 

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-11 13:19:53 UTC
Hello Alex,

this package is maintainer-needed aka orphaned, can you provide a working one to lower the bar for any random dev to commit this into portage? There are plenty of them with start-stop-daemon, which has some cool features like "create pid file".

Thanks Michael
Comment 2 Alex Buell 2010-06-11 23:39:10 UTC
I'll take over the maintenance on this ebuild, if that's what's wanted.
Comment 3 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-11 23:49:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I'll take over the maintenance on this ebuild, if that's what's wanted.

Ok, grab a dev and set up a proxy-maintainership.

But just a working init-script would be cool, too.
Comment 4 Alex Buell 2010-06-12 09:08:50 UTC
Where might I find a nice and friendly dev? IRC? 
Comment 5 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-12 15:38:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Where might I find a nice and friendly dev? IRC? 
Yes, they're all friendly!
You can look for the last committers, check out

But I can't stress this enough, attach a working init script and there are plenty of devs just lingering around and willing to commit "ready" things. Like ssouminen ;-)


Comment 6 Alex Buell 2010-06-12 15:53:55 UTC
OK, I've jut sorted out a couple of scripts. /etc/init.d/rpc.bootparamd for use with NFS, along with /etc/conf.d/bootparamd for configuration. 
Comment 7 Alex Buell 2010-06-12 15:54:28 UTC
Created attachment 235085 [details]
bootparamd configuration file
Comment 8 Alex Buell 2010-06-12 15:55:17 UTC
Created attachment 235087 [details]
bootparamd initscript

This depends on NFS being up as it uses RPC.
Comment 9 Alex Buell 2010-06-12 15:55:53 UTC
Is this enough to sort it out? Anything else?
Comment 10 David Abbott gentoo-dev 2010-06-12 16:52:16 UTC
Created attachment 235099 [details]
Debian Startup script for bootparamd
Comment 11 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-09-15 03:22:03 UTC
@Alex: I've just grabbed this package, feel free to contact me if you still want to contribute on future issues. Thanks for now!

+*netkit-bootparamd-0.17-r3 (15 Sep 2010)
+  15 Sep 2010; Michael Weber <>
+  +netkit-bootparamd-0.17-r3.ebuild, +files/bootparamd.confd,
+  +files/bootparamd.initd, metadata.xml:
+  Revision bump to respect CC/LDFLAGS (bug #335457) and add init.d/conf.d
+  scripts by Alex Buell <> on bug #323487. Added
+  ~amd64 keyword.