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Re: Bug#225465: debian-policy: packages must give choice to not start at boot, via debconf

On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 09:47:13PM -0800, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> > . /etc/default/package # this contains "RUN_package_AT_BOOT"
> > test -z "$RUN_package_AT_BOOT" && echo $0 | grep -q '^S' && exit 0
> After  an upgrade,  the  package will  be  started, even  if it is not
> running. There  is    no  improvement over  not   making  symlinks  in
> /etc/rc*.d.

Gotcha!, that's a problem.

Now I'm wondering: since almost all daemons use start-stop-daemon, why
can't they just check if the daemon is actually running and restart it
_only_ if it is runing?

Wouldn't it be a reasonable start/stop policy? It follows the principle
of touching as few as possible the current environment during debian


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