There needs to be an initscript for starting bootparamd, at the moment there isn't one. It would be nice to have one.
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".
I'll take over the maintenance on this ebuild, if that's what's wanted.
(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.
Where might I find a nice and friendly dev? IRC?
(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 http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/net-misc/netkit-bootparamd/
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 ;-)
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.
Created attachment 235085 [details]
bootparamd configuration file
Created attachment 235087 [details]
This depends on NFS being up as it uses RPC.
Is this enough to sort it out? Anything else?
Created attachment 235099 [details]
Debian Startup script for bootparamd
@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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ +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 <email@example.com> on bug #323487. Added
+ ~amd64 keyword.