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Re: Is an init required to obey policy-rc.d during boot ?

On 4/22/20 4:11 PM, Sam Hartman wrote:
>>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Henriksson <andreas@fatal.se> writes:
>     Andreas> Hello, FWIW I do not share Andrej Shaduras view on this. My
>     Andreas> interpretation is basically the opposite. The invoke-rc.d,
>     Andreas> policy-rc.d and update-rc.d policy mandated abstraction is
>     Andreas> solely for the use of maintainer scripts in debian packages
>     Andreas> (and should not be used by init systems or elsewhere).
>     Andreas> Note also that the 'service' utility abstraction, which is
>     Andreas> supposed to be for (interactive) administator usage also
>     Andreas> does not care about policy-rc.d (as designed).
> And note that all of the above is only for init scripts.
> As an example systemd has a native interface for turning on and off
> service units.
> (disable/enable).
> And a native interface for a sysadmin overriding that (masking).

Unless I'm mistaking, that's not useful if you want to disable starting
the daemon before installing it (ie: before the .service exists in the


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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