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Re: not starting a daemon upon installation

On Mar 07, Tomas Pospisek <tpo2@sourcepole.ch> wrote:

> tldr: why is not having a daemon started on install so involved? Can't
> there be a better way?
There is:

# systemctl mask $DAEMON.service
# apt install $DAEMON

That's it. If the package fails to install then file a bug.

> When I duckduckgo "dpkg do not start service on install" first hit is
> [1] which contains /absurdly involved/ suggestions to achieve "not
> starting a daemon upon installation".
Yes, all of that works but but thankfully nowadays we have systemd.


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