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

On Jan 26, 2005 at 08:26, Marc Haber praised the llamas by saying:
> 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.
It seems a bit excessive having a package for just one script. Is there
not another package this could go in instead?

David Pashley
Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.

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