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Re: [pkg-lighttpd] Bug#383425: lighttpd: Distinguish installation from activation

On 03-Jun-08, 15:24 (CDT), Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> wrote: 
> [lighttpd fails install if something else is already running on port 80]
>   Well I reckon it's not really well documented, I'm not not sure where
> to put that. dpkg is maybe not the place to put that. I'll followup that
> on -devel@ so that people can propose proper solutions.

As someone who actually uses multiple servers, I'd really prefer the
"start || true" solution, so that the install doesn't fail. Or, if
that's too obscure, "start || echo "install complete, initial startup
failed". Trying to detect all the possible reasons this might be is not
a job for the postinst.

But failing the install just because the daemon won't start *at this
particular moment* is not helpful.

All IMHO, of course.
Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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