Re: use of "invoke-rc.d $PACKAGE stop || exit $?" in prerm scripts
* Ian Jackson:
> Florian Weimer writes ("Re: use of "invoke-rc.d $PACKAGE stop || exit $?" in prerm scripts"):
>> Ian Jackson:
>> > If the old package's prerm fails, dpkg tries the version from the new
>> > package instead, precisely to avoid this problem. See the policy
>> > manual for details.
>> And this doesn't help at allif the error is in the init script. BTST.
> It means that the new package can detect the problem and fix it up.
> Eg, it can stop the daemon manually and not mind that the rc script
Hmm. This means that the solution mentioned in subject line is not
too far off until all our users have upgraded to package versions
containing a fixed init script. Especially if the daemon in question
can't do much harm when it's running through an upgrade or after