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Re: Service stopping in prerm considered harmful

I demand that Henrique de Moraes Holschuh may or may not have written...

> On Sun, 23 Mar 2008, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
>> For the nth time, I have a package that dpkg is unable to remove because
>> it tries to stop a service that either is already stopped (I didn't want

> For the nth time squared, an initscript MUST NOT FAIL to stop an already
> stopped service.

How is it supposed to do that? The service isn't running, so can't be
stopped, therefore the script (if called to stop it) can only fail to stop

ITYM "must not fail if the service is already stopped".

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