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Re: Extending the update-rc.d API to change runlevel and disable scripts?

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> writes:

> I believe we should extend the update-rc.d interface to provide a few
> more operations that are commonly needed and commonly done wrong.
>  - One operation to modify the runlevel used by a script/service.
>  - One operation to disable a script and make sure it stay disabled.
> The first operation will replace the remove-reinsert operation currently
> being done in postinst script to change the runlevels, and the second
> will make it easier for users to disable a service the correct way.

Yes please.  Another desperately needed feature is a query interface that
will tell you exactly the current state of a given init script, for use by
other automated tools.  Currently, Puppet hacks around this in some really
ugly ways since there's no good interface for this.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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