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Re: udev post-inst fails

clone 337881 -1
reassign -1 dpkg
retitle -1 dpkg: s-s-d --stop --exec is an unreliable misfeature

Ultimately, the issue here is that start-stop-daemon --stop --exec is a
misfeature that's too unreliable to be allowed to survive.  Given that we
include tools in the distro such as prelink which *will* change an
executable on-disk after it's been started, and given that there are
maintainers who fail to understand the semantics of --exec at all and try to
use it after a new version of the package has been unpacked, I'm convinced
that the right course of action here is to neuter the --stop --exec check so
that it does *not* cause such failure scenarios.

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

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