Re: enabling/disabling daemons
On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 05:21:18PM -0400, Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
> I recall an announcement from several months ago about some work that
> seemed to be related to this issue, but I never read the full document.
> Does that work address this problem? Is it going to actually be deployed
> within Debian? What's its development status? If anybody has a link to
> that paper handy, please send it my way.
Yep. man invoke-rc.d. dh_installinit now uses it by default if it exists,
> Personally, I don't see why we have never used something like the *BSD
> /etc/rc.conf system. It's very simple and works well (and no, it
> doesn't require us to move to the BSD initscript system).
> /etc/default/rc.conf defines the default state of installed daemon
> (whether they should be run or not) and /etc/rc.conf overrides this with
> lines like:
We do provide that option, namely file-rc. The best of both worlds.
> I would be perfectly happy to do the legwork to implement a standard
> mechanism such as this, if it would be acceptable. The status quo is
> really starting to bug me.
These two tools should give you a starting point, if not solve your problems