Re: PEBKAC prevention with s6-rc

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 13:24:46 +0000

>This is certainly an inexcusable PEBKAC; however, the cause was not
>really obvious from the error output of the s6-rc programs. So perhaps
>we can make the error messages more indicative; or if that requires too
>much additional complexiy, emphasise in the s6-rc documentation that
>service db is not supposed to change throughout its lifetime (including
>that last `s6-rc-update' invocation that would replace it; and except
>that a major upgrade of s6-rc might require an in-place rebuild)?

  I have added a few lines about needing to keep compiled databases
in the documentation pages for s6-rc-init, s6-rc-compile and
I have added a word about recompiling databases across major version
changes in upgrade.html.

  Please tell me if it makes things clearer for you, or if something more
is needed.

Received on Sat Sep 30 2017 - 13:24:46 UTC

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