Porting initscripts from SuSE to Ubuntu

Jurjen Bokma

July 2009

In SuSE initscripts,


may be called. Without porting effort, this will fail on Ubuntu unless lsb is installed.

Even then it will still fail, because inside the lsb function start_daemon sourced from /lib/lsb/init-functions, there is the statement

exec="$1"; shift
/sbin/start-stop-daemon --start --nicelevel $nice --quiet --exec $exec --oknodo --pidfile "$pidfile" -- "$@"

so --exec $exec becomes --exec $START_DAEMON_FLAG while it would need to be $DAEMON (full path).

Simplest solution is to replace the indirection via lsb with a start-stop-daemon line proper.