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Re: Enabling/disabling/floating services in runlevels

In article <[🔎] 1081519736.11510.433.camel@minas-tirith.u-bordeaux3.fr>,
Patrice Fortier  <Patrice.Fortier@u-bordeaux3.fr> wrote:
>Le jeu 08/04/2004 à 20:43, J.D. Hood a écrit :
>> Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 06 April 2004 14.39, John Hasler wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > > Removing all the links results in them all being reinstalled when the
>> > > package is upgraded.
>> >
>> > which imho is exactly the thing that needs to be fixed in the first 
>> > place.
>> The absence of links in rc?.d is interpreted by update-rc.d as the
>> unconfigured state.
>Which is wrong, as it _is_ configured.

No. The *definition* is: no symlinks -> unconfigured.
If you remove the symlinks, you're putting it into unconfigured mode.

It's like complaining about there being no package installed after
you do a 'dpkg --purge package', since it was installed before.

>Thanks, for making a short summary of the problem :).

There is no problem. The system behaves exactly as it is supposed
to. You want to change the behaviour. Fine. File a wishlist bug.


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