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Re: Bug#357703: udev breaks syslog

"Olaf van der Spek" <olafvdspek@gmail.com> writes:

> On 3/28/06, sean finney <seanius@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 06:15:27PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> > Harder than it looks. There are multiple syslog daemons, how can the
>> > package know which one is installed and needs to be restarted?
>> are there really that many syslog daemons (my count is 5)?  why not make
>> a list, fire off invoke-rc.d on each of them during upgrade,
>> and ignore the return codes?  if you really cared i suppose you
>> couldtest before calling invoke-rc.d too, but the point is i
>> don't think it's a great deal of work to do so.
> That doesn't sound like a clean solution. :)
> I doubt udev/syslog are the only packages that encounter this situation.

There are a number of situations where one of a selection of packages
can reasonably be installed.

mail transport agent
imap daemon
dns server
proxy server
logging daemon

Presumably, there is a standard way to handle the case of needing to
restart a 1-of-N service handler?

cheers, Rich.

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