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Re: removing in postrm rc*.d symlinks that I did not create

Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org> writes:

> A package of mine installs an init script. But as the corresponding
> programs plays with the motherboard's chipset configuration, it is quite
> prone to break the system. So I chose not to install rc*.d symlinks by
> default.

A technique that I've used in packages with this issue is to install the
rc*.d symlinks by default, but also have the init script check a file in
/etc/default to see whether or not to actually start at boot.  If you
install a default /etc/default file that says not to start, you accomplish
the same thing, don't have this problem, and make it just as easy for
users to enable the package.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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