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Re: DEBIAN POLICY WEEKLY, #4 (October 23, 1997)

'Christian Schwarz wrote:'
>Topic 13: Starting daemons in the postinst scripts


>Wouldn't it be good if every script in /etc/init.d would start with a shell
>variable that's set to 0 or 1, depending on whether the daemon should be
>started at boot up time or not? For example:
>    #!/bin/sh
>    run_foo=0
>    test $run_foo == 0 && exit 0
>    ...
>The script (the variable) can be adapted by the postinst script. If the
>sysadmin wants the start the daemon, it should be started in the postinst
>script, too.

Why not use the links in /etc/rc?.d instead?  It it easier to preserve
over package upgrades too.

Christopher J. Fearnley          |  Linux/Internet Consulting
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