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Re: chkconfig for Debian

In article <[🔎] 20011210111902.A829@kate.uio.no>,
Petter Reinholdtsen  <petter.reinholdtsen@usit.uio.no> wrote:
>[Jérôme Marant]
>> What in chkconfig is better than update-rc.d that justify we switch
>> to it?
>--list and --add

Good point, but I think we should concentrate on extending update-rc.d
to do this. Update-rc.d is the canonical interface to the startup
system in Debian; both sysvinit and file-rc come with it. You don't
have to know how the init system works, you just call update-rc.d

Assimilating chkconfig isn't a bad idea but it should just be a
frontend to update-rc.d.

>Using --list display the current status:
>  atd             0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
>  console-screen.sh       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off

Trivial to add to update-rc.d. Also the output could be better, I don't
see a priority (S40/S50 etc) in there - we can fix that in update-rc.d,
but probably not in chkconfig if it's a standard output format.

Also what kind of a non-descriptive name is that, "chkconfig"?
Checks the config of what? :)

>And --add uses the default values associated with the init.d script to
>set up the default symlinks.  Check your /etc/init.d/nfs-common for an
>example on how to specify this information.

Okay, but it should call update-rc.d to do the work.

  I used to drive a Heisenberg mobile but every time I looked at the
  speedometer - I got lost!

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