Re: Release update
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> Quoted from Henning Makholm:
> > > What is the reason for this behaviour?
> > It is easy to implement in update-rc.d without needing specific
> > support from the maintainer scripts to tell it whether the
> > package is being installed anew or just updated (or resurrected from
> > removed-but-not-purged state).
> As I understand this (correct me if I'm wrong), when update-rc.d
> is called (.postinst ?) by a package, it is unable to know if it's
> performing an install (create the links) or an update (don't touch
> So, update-rc.d is based on a hack, which check if there is at least
> a single link remaining in /etc/rc?.d/ to guess if the package is
> already installed or not.
I'm probably missing something, but is their any reason way it doesn't just
check whether the /etc/init.d/<package> script is there? You could then
then do with the /etc/rc?.d/ links what you want.
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
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