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Re: problem with debconf and start-stop-daemon

On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:42:30PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> 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?
> 	start)
> 		rm -f /usr/sbin/foo.running
> 		ln /usr/sbin/foo /usr/sbin/foo.running

Err ... wouldn't people mounting /usr readonly get upset by this?

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