On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 10:49:13 +0100, Thomas Hood wrote: [...] > The idea behind > initscripts is that they do what they are told when they are run. > sysv-rc and file-rc implement two different schemes for > determining when they are run and with what arguments. I don't > see why people keep trying to undermine the standard mechanism. > > Under the circumstances you describe it is reasonable to refrain > from installing symlinks[*] in runlevel directories. I think you > are justified in deleting the symlinks on purge too, so I suggest > you simply override lintian and linda. Amen. Well, almost. Under current sysv-rc semantics invoke-rc.d defauls to running the script if neither S nor K links are present. And there were reasonable arguments given for this behaviour. Thus, if Nicolas would want to use invoke-rc.d to maybe run the init script of his package on upgrades, it would be necessary to install K links by default. But maybe just not running the script on upgrade even if the S link is present is the correct solution for athcool. I don't know. -- Michał Politowski Talking has been known to lead to communication if practised carelessly.
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