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pre-inst and post-inst scripts that start and stop daemons

Part of the process of building the base disks involves installing all of
the base packages on an "alternate root", that is using the "--root"
argument of "dpkg" to set its idea of the root to the directory in which
I'm building the base.

When I do this, I see a lot of messages about not being able to kill
network daemons, /proc not being mounted, etc. Also, daemons are
probably being started when it isn't appropriate. However, I do want
to execute the pre-inst and post-inst scripts because most of the work
they do is useful and necessary to build correct base disks.

I think we should agree on an environment variable that I can set to
tell the pre- and post-inst scripts not to start of kill daemons.
be an appropriate thing to use?


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