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Re: problem with debconf and start-stop-daemon

On 11-Jan-02, 13:51 (CST), Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote: 
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > 1. don't use --exec at all, not even in the init script.
> > 2. don't use --exec in the postinst, or use it with a saved (hardlinked)
> >    copy of the original file
> Actually, I was not aware of 2). I like it.  While it would be possible (but
> ugly) to have such an "stop-alike /usr/sbin/daemon.temp" initscript target,
> it would look a bit kludgy (but perfectly legal, and supported).

Interesting. Would the following be a legitimate practice in the initscript?

		rm -f /usr/sbin/foo.running
		ln /usr/sbin/foo /usr/sbin/foo.running
		start-stop-daemon --start --exec /usr/sbin/foo.running
		start-stop-daemon --stop --exec /usr/sbin/foo.running
        rm /usr/sbin/foo.running


Steve Greenland

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