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Re: It's Huntin' Season

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 08:38:02PM +0000, Malcolm Parsons wrote:
> "From policy section 10.3.2:
>     The /etc/init.d scripts should be treated as configuration files,
>     either by marking them as conffiles or managing them correctly in
>     the maintainer scripts (see Configuration files, Section 11.7). This
>     is important since we want to give the local system administrator
>     the chance to adapt the scripts to the local system, e.g., to
>     disable a service without de-installing the package, or to specify
>     some special command line options when starting a service, while
>     making sure her changes aren't lost during the next package upgrade.
> Since this section specifically talks about init.d scripts, it overrides
> generalities such as the blanket "all files should be conffiles"[1].

(Further to my last email..)

10.3.2 doesn't say you must give the administrator some way to configure
the script. It says the script must be handled like any other configuration
file -- either it's a conffile, or it's handled by the package scripts.
Simple as that.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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