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Re: enable/disable flags in /etc/default

On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 09:50:27AM +0100, Christian Pohl wrote:

> Marc Haber wrote:
> > On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:26:56 +0100, Arthur de Jong
> > <adejong@debian.org> wrote:
> >>On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 21:44 +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> >>> Personally, I'd rather we didn't have them, as this is supposed to be
> >>> controlled by the rcN.d links and if that interface is too hard for
> >>> people we should fix that rather than invent multiple ways of disabling
> >>> daemons, but the current mess is, well, a mess.

> >>I would also love to have a way to easily configure which daemons should
> >>be started at boot time. I don't know whether switching to insserv made
> >>things simpler in that regard though.

> Isn't update-rc.d the way to configure the rc.d scripts?

No, it's a way for *maintainer scripts* to manage init scripts.

> Or am I old-fashioned.

You are using an interface that was never meant for administrator use. 
Nowadays there's an 'update-rc.d enable/disable', but even that, I think,
was intended to be a backend for the 'service' command.

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