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Re: kill scrips?


On 22 Apr, Martin Kahlert wrote:
 > Hi,
 > i installed slink recently on my Alpha.
 > It went very smoothly and runs like a charm - thanks!

Yes, Debian is great! :)

 > I only have one question: Why are there no killscripts
 > in the rc.[23..] dirs for the corresponding S??scripts?
 > In SuSE i often did an init 2 for console mode and after
 > some tweaking init 3 for xdm again.
 > This doesn't work because e.g. xdm isn't stopped.
 > Was there any reason for doing it this way or did i mess
 > up my installation anyhow?

FYI, I will be using the term "scripts" very loosely, i.e. to describe
the symbolic links in the rc directories.

It was my understanding the "kill scripts" should only be run when
shutting down or rebooting, which is why the kill scripts are only
found in the 0, 1 and 6 run-level directories (i.e. halt, single-user
and reboot, respectively).  It wouldn't make sense to put them in the
multi-user run-level directories (2-5) since those scripts are run at
boot time.  I don't see why SuSE would put the kill scripts in the
multi-user run-level directories.  That doesn't seem "correct," IMHO.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

Ossama Othman <othman@cs.wustl.edu>
Center for Distributed Object Computing, Washington University, St. Louis
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