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Re: not starting packages at boot

On 23-Jan-05, 14:05 (CST), Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk> wrote: 
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 10:53:48AM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > /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.
> The main case where this sort of thing is useful is the case where the
> package can't be shipped with a sane default configuration for some
> reason and the init script can't detect this situation.

But it seems to be used far more often than in that case.

Besides, IMO, '/etc/init.d/foo start' should *always* attempt 
to start the daemon if foo isn't running.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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