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Re: not starting packages at boot

On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 10:53:48AM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 20-Jan-05, 22:09 (CST), Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org> wrote: 
> > Sure, one can go behind the backs of maintainers with
> > > http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch3.en.html#s3.6
> > > ("Disabling daemon services")
> > and hope you remember what you did. But it's not as friendly as
> > the approaches more and more packages are taking, as seen in my /var/log/boot:
> There is nothing more unfriendly than having 
>    '/etc/init.d/foo start' 
> fail because because of some non-standard bit of crap in
> /etc/default/foo. I could tolerate it if packaged defaulted *on*, but it
> seems the habit is to default off. And more importangly, as others have
> said (every single time this comes up), there is an *existing* mechanism
> to accomplish this that doesn't require modifying every daemon package:
> invoke-rc.d and policy-rc.d.

Amen. I found this with distcc the other day. I had to dpkg-reconfigure it
and answer yes to starting it on boot to be able to start it manually via

It almost needs to be a question as to whether you want the start link in



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