Man page for service is inaccurate since systemd introduction

Bug #1632745 reported by Bastien Bodart on 2016-10-12
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init-system-helpers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The service command man page states that OPTIONS are passed unmodified to the init script.
Since the introduction of systemd, service uses a call to systemctl for all basic commands and only uses sysvinit for custom commands. Since systemctl does not allow arguments to be passed to the init script, the man page wrongfully states that arguments are also passed when using basic commands (start, stop, reload...)

Man page should be corrected to reflect this behavior or the service command should be modified so it will call sysvinit when arguments are passed.

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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → sysvinit (Ubuntu)
tags: added: manpage
affects: sysvinit (Ubuntu) → init-system-helpers (Ubuntu)
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