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Bug#292299: ITP: policyrcd -- policy-compliant interface from invoke-rc.d to local config files

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>

* Package name    : policyrcd
  Version         : 0.1
  Upstream Author : Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>
* URL             : http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?ZugSchlus
* License         : GPL
  Description     : policy-compliant interface from invoke-rc.d to local config files

contains a script which is linked via the alternatives subsystem to
/usr/sbin/update-rc.d. This script looks for a local policy-rc.d
script in /usr/local an /etc, providing a policy- and FHS-compliant
way to interface invoke-rc.d with a local script.

Without this package, a local admin wanting to cleanly interface with
invoke-rc.d is forced to drop a local binary to /usr/sbin and/or
manually interface with the alternatives system. Both ways of doing
this are clumsy and error-prone, so this package offers a clean way of
interfacing with sysvrc and file-rc.

Since there are at least two packages containing their own version of
invoke-rc.d, having a search path policy for policy-rc.d can be
messy and is prone to be unstructured and uncoordinated.

Hence, having a dedicated package is the clean way of doing things.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-zgserver
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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