Re: So many packages. So few that I need started at every boot.
Dan Jacobson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> So many packages, so few that I need started at every boot.
> So I file wishlist bugs "please add a debconf item to not start at
I find it incredibly irritating when packages do this. Especially
when they do it by creating a file in /etc/default which gets sourced
by the init.d script, so the normal '/etc/init.d/ssh start' doesn't
work. (Oh, did I name a specific package there? :-)
> Do various things that change the links in /etc/rc.*, I was told. Uh
> huh, lasted until the next upgrade of that package. It would be
> better to do things that the maintainer expected we users would do.
Some people on debian-user think 'update-rc.d -f xdm remove' is the
right way to do this. They're wrong, but they keep popping up with
this advice. "Do things that change the links", like using 'rm' and
'ln -s' is in fact correct, and if a package overwrites this
configuration then that's a bug in that specific package. (Oh, shoot,
named a package again.)
Perhaps there's a bug that a quick glance through the documentation
doesn't mention this at all. (The FAQ and the Debian Reference both
mention update-rc.d as a way to install local init scripts, but don't
have a way to stop scripts from running.)
David Maze email@example.com http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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