Init scripts from BIRD RPMs

Stanislav Datskevich sdatskevich at
Fri Aug 2 07:11:23 CEST 2013

I agree with Thomas.
I think that discarding old RHEL init.d (upstart) support is a hasty
decision: bird is for production systems and linux distro for production
environment which uses RPM packages is RHEL  or it clones (mostly).

Although it is no matter for me because I'm not using bird rpm package
provided by developers. I'm rebuilding it from src.rpm with bgp summary
patch (by the way, does a honorable developers plans to implement 'bgp
summary' command in vanilla bird?) and my initscript patch.

2013/8/2 Thomas Guthmann <tguthmann at>

> Hey guys,
> First of all I fully agree with Arnaud's changes, it is definetely a
> neater design. I haven't look at the init script yet but if the code
> follows his ideas then it is an improvement (especially for puppet mgt).
> Merci Arnaud.
>  [..] However init script are deprecated at
>> Fedora is a very good OS but with very new ideas [..]
> Ondrej, Eliezer,
> To summarize all RHELs are still using init.d script however RHEL7 and EL
> clones will use systemd. So Q1 2014 or so, the systemd script will start to
> be more relevant for people that use RHEL in production (like 90% of the
> audience that use a RedHat OS or clone in production).
> Indeed Fedora is designed for Workstation, not servers IMO. Fedora is a
> testbed for improvements that will be carefully selected for the next RHEL.
> Thomas
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