Re: RFS: downtimed
* [Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 11:10:37PM +0100] Michael Biebl:
I don't like those disable-service-via-etc-default files at all.
Oh, and it also breaks 3rd party tools which use
to find out if a service is running or not.
Because IMHO it's also wrongly implemented, at least most of the times
(not referring specifically to this package, as I haven't taken a look
I mean: generally a conditional exit 0 is put at the start of the init
script, but the etc-default-file option should only be honoured during
starting of the service and only if the script is invoked via a S* link.
Otherwise, the init script itself becomes useless so that not only
status (if existent) is broken, but even start, stop, restart, and so
update-rc.d is a much better alternative (optionally combined with a
debconf question, if the maintainer thinks the service shouldn't