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Re: not starting packages at boot

Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> writes:

> On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:44:16 -0800, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
> wrote:
>>I hope that at least the cupsys maintainer will close this bug without
>>mangling the package in this fashion; there's no reason to have the cupsys
>>server package installed if you're not going to use it as a server.
> I disagree. I have a number of server packages installed on my
> personal laptop for the sake of having the docs with me. I am,
> however, fine with using update-rc.d or $EDITOR /etc/runlevel.conf[1]
> to accomplish this.
> My beef is that I want to be able to prevent a newly installed
> package's postinst from starting the service (for example, because I
> know that the service needs configuration before it can be started for
> the first time, or because I know that this service is probably never
> going to run on this installation).
> Greetings
> Marc
> [1] Thanks, Roland, for file-rc, which is really great

Chroots also nearly never want to start services and it would be nice
fi there were a consistent way to stop daemons from getting started
(stoped on upgrade) on install there.


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