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Re: Request for Comments: Standardize enabling/disabling of system services

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 10:18:20AM +0200, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 12:41:20PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > Indeed. Didn't think about the possibility of diversions. I guess
> > > diverting the init scripts could be a solution (besides that it needs
> > > some further work to the service managing utility). Then I'd
> > > whole-heartedly agree with getting rid of RUN_* variables for the sake
> > > of consistence.

> > Not diverting init scripts, only diverting update-rc.d and installing a
> > wrapper around it.  Diverting init scripts would be full of fail.

> Hm. In that case I think I don't understand your idea. You don't want to
> divert update-rc.d just to pre-disable a certain service, do you?

Yes, I do.  Intercepting calls to a system tool to modify its behavior is a
common use case for dpkg diversions.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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