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Re: Daemontools

On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Klaus Reimer wrote:

> I don't want to "replace" the binary. I just want the init.d-Mechanism to 
> ignore the service. But it's working in that way, too. I just divert 
> /usr/sbin/proftpd, call /usr/sbin/proftpd.real from my supervise-run-script 
> and the init.d script does nothing because it does not find 
> /usr/sbin/proftpd. But what's the more clean solution in that case? Diverting 
> the binary or the init.d-script?
> Are all init.d-scripts in Debian written in that way? Checking if the binary 
> exists and exiting if not?

Unfortunatley, the short answer to that is "no."  There was quite a thread
about this last summer (or around then).  We discussed using somewhat
standardized .rc or .config files for each service that would have
variables such as "START_SERVICE=1" (similar to the way that HP-UX does
it).  This way, you could load a package but not be forced to run it.  
I'm not sure what came of it.

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