also sprach Tilman Koschnick <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004.12.28.1453 +0100]: > Pro /etc/default/<package>: > - There is one single location where the behaviour is configured, and > the user can either edit /etc/default/<package> or use debconf. one single location per package. If you want my opinion, then it is time to implement a proper policy layer for init.d scripts. We have policy-rc.d already in use by invoke-rc.d, so unless there is a reason why to keep two separate policies for dpkg and the administrator, we should just use it. I am thinking about making the policy layer mandatory to prevent invoking init.d scripts directly, if the policy forbids it. A package installing an init.d script would then also register itself with the policy layer and effect the init.d script to be disabled. Anyway, this is news from the future. I have started working on this stuff, so if anyone is interested, contact me (but I won't respond until the end of January). For your case, Tilman, I suggest following what others are doing and use /etc/default, which has become more or less a default on Debian. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, user, and author `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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