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Re: "service" command like that in Red Hat

John Hasler wrote:
> I'm considering adding a "service" command similar to the one in Red Hat to
> the sysvconfig package.  It would be little more than a link to
> invoke-rc.d.  Are there any objections?  It occurred to me that the use of
> such a generic name might give rise to some opposition.

Have you considered the effects of local or future policy-rc.d scripts?
This could make commands like "service foo start" not do anything,
because the policy for that runlevel forbade it. But I think the
expectation of a "service" command is it always stops or starts a
service as the admin commands, not taking such a runlevel policy into
account. Then again, I have never used the command on Red Hat, maybe I'm

see shy jo

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