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Re: Making SysV boot scripts reboot faster

On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 04:41:35 -0400
Peter Cordes <peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:

>  I always find it dumb that rebooting a GNU system involves doing so
>  much stuff, when the machine is going to be rebooted anyway.  

>  So I guess I've got two ideas here: having a reboot argument, and
>  having a  way for init scripts to indicate that update-rc.d shouldn't
>  make kill links for them.  

update-rc.d only makes the links it's told to. It's true that 'default'
will create links in all runlevels

The thing you want is already possible; If you don't want a service to
do anything on reboot, you should remove it's link in /etc/rc6.d/. If
you think in case of a particular service this is best for everybody,
you could try to convince the maintainer of that service not create the
link in the first place.

grts TIm

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