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Re: init script, installed but not activated

On Tue, Oct 06, 2015 at 10:47:28PM +0300, Hleb Valoshka wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm packaging web server for ruby called unicorn. The package installs
> sysv init script, I want to make it installed but not activated
> because unicorn itself is useless, user should configure it and
> activate it with "update-rc.d unicorn enable". Or it may installed as
> dependency for rainbows, so it's clear that it should not run.
> So I need something like "dh_systemd_enable --no-enable", existing
> options for dh_installinit like "--no-start" or
> "--update-rcd-params=..." does not work such way, so we need to
> introduce workarounds in postinstall script.
> Any suggestions?

for sysvinit you need to code that manually in the initscript. several
packages have their initscripts source /etc/default/$package, and check
for some variable that says whether the service should start on boot or

look at varnish for an example.

Antonio Terceiro <terceiro@debian.org>

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