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Re: Some ideas about the Debian Runlevel System

Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> >>"Noah" == Noah L Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> writes:
>  > Either we should make use of our runlevels by default or we should ditch
>  > them by moving to file-rc or the BSD init system by default, leaving
>  > sysvinit as an option to those who care to define runlevels.
> 	I am afraid I do not follow the logic behind this. As a
>  systems admin, I appreciate the infrastructure set up by default for
>  multiple run levels and initiallized to be the identical for most
>  run levels, I can then tweak a couple of run levels for the machains
>  I care about. I like the faxt that if I only remove one programs
>  links from the set, the system continues to manage the other
>  programs for me. 

I have an admittedly uninformed question about this.

If I install a package like, say, samba, it will set itself up to run in
runlevels 2-5. If I decide that I want runlevel 2 to be "no network",
then what is the recommended Debian way to enforce this? If I just
remove the symlink /etc/rc2.d/S20samba, will it reappear the next time I
upgrade samba? Will it reappear if I remove samba and then reinstall it?

I'm hoping that either there is another mechanism for defining runlevels
than just deleting symlinks, or that deleted symlinks won't reappear on
upgrades. They probably should reappear after a removal/reinstall of the
package, I suppose.


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