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Re: Top 5 things that aren't in Debian but should be :-)

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 04:36:09PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Such a mechanism already exists: update-rc.d is documented to do
> nothing if there is already any links pointing to the init.d
> script. That means that even a Knn link should prevent upgrades of the
> package from relinking.

> Of course, a user who just deletes all of the Snn links and does not
> add a Knn one still gets bitten, and unfortunately that is what seems
> the simplest and most correct cause of action for a user who hasn't
> carefully studied the documentation provided.

I do not want to have a killed process if I change fron runlevel to runlevel.

I want a daemon to create the link, but a common way to say that a daemon
should not start/stop unless I specify it, but which will start and stop if i
run the init.d command manually.

This common way should have a DEFAULT_STARTUP="NO/YES" and a specific startup
flag per daemon (KDM_STARTUP="NO/YES") so a daemon which has not been defined
in the config file with its name will follow the default.

Also, a way to have those links in rcX.d which will not react to runlevel
changes but will react, if started manually, to rc0.d and rc6.d

I know the Knn is documented. We were talking about wishes.


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