wish: Extend the start-stop-daemon program with --killpg option

Bug #1297148 reported by Peder Chr. Nørgaard on 2014-03-25
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Bug Description

I have a daemon that is not able to intercept a killing signal and do the necessary clean up, by killing its own child processes.

Rather than coding a pretty complicated solution to that problem, I found it much easier to modify the start-stop-daemon program with a new option, --killpg. I attach the patch, it is tested and in operation now and works just fine. I hope that you will consider making this a part of future releases; it is a small change that does a really useful thing; I thought that other people than myself could profit from it.

best regards

Peder Chr. Nørgaard

The patch is made against trusty tahr beta 1 dpkg, version 1.17.5ubuntu5

The attachment "Patch to add --killpg option to start-stop-daemon program" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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