Patchwork [V3,1/2] initscripts: split the functions script into a separate package

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Date Jan. 6, 2014, 7:27 a.m.
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Permalink /patch/64121/
State Accepted
Commit 736dd8380f41d6ff1d3d0e4fe33cc01e2e873ef6
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Comments - Jan. 6, 2014, 7:27 a.m.
Many SysV init scripts need the /etc/init.d/functions script. But
this script is part of the initscripts package. As a result, the
initscripts package should always be installed into the system to
avoid errors when starting daemons. However, it makes no sense to
install the initscripts package into a systemd based image, because
what the init scripts provide has already been provided by the systemd.
On the other hand, the functions script might be still needed in a
systemd based image because other init scripts such as distcc might need

The above situation leads to a natural separation of the functions script
from the initscripts package. And this patch does so. It separates the
functions script into initscripts-functions packages.

Signed-off-by: Chen Qi <>
 meta/recipes-core/initscripts/ |    8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/meta/recipes-core/initscripts/ b/meta/recipes-core/initscripts/
index 5951e0c..d1644a3 100644
--- a/meta/recipes-core/initscripts/
+++ b/meta/recipes-core/initscripts/
@@ -42,8 +42,12 @@  KERNEL_VERSION = ""
 inherit update-alternatives
 DEPENDS_append = " update-rc.d-native"
-ALTERNATIVE_${PN} = "functions"
+PACKAGES =+ "${PN}-functions"
+RDEPENDS_${PN} = "${PN}-functions"
+FILES_${PN}-functions = "${sysconfdir}/init.d/functions*"
+ALTERNATIVE_PRIORITY_${PN}-functions = "90"
+ALTERNATIVE_${PN}-functions = "functions"
 ALTERNATIVE_LINK_NAME[functions] = "${sysconfdir}/init.d/functions"
 HALTARGS ?= "-d -f"