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Bug#92589: there is no standard way to check if an init script is installed

On Mon, 02 Apr 2001, Jean-Philippe Guérard wrote:
> The Debian policy specifies (10.3.1) that maintainer scripts should not
> assume whether or not a specific implementation of the handling of
> init scripts is used.
> It provides a tool, update-rc.d, that has to be used to install or
> remove an init script activation.
> However, it does not provide a standard way to check the current
> status of an init script.

It will, soon.

Please verify if invoke-rc.d --query (initscript) (action) in the accepted
proposal #76868 is enough for your needs.

> script (e.g. webmin-core, ksysv, rcconf, etc.) have to implement
> checks for all possible implementations.

They will be forbidden of doing so eventually, so please do check if the
proposed functionality of #76868 is enough.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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