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Bug#92589: marked as done (there is no standard way to check if an init script is installed)

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Subject: there is no standard way to check if an init script is installed
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: normal

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.

Administation packages that need to know the situation of an init
script (e.g. webmin-core, ksysv, rcconf, etc.) have to implement
checks for all possible implementations.

Most of them assume the symlink scheme is used.

The reasonnable solution would seem to be to offer an
additionnal standard tool :


that would take as a parameter an init script, and provide
information on the current situation of the script.

For example :

# check-rc.d installed /etc/init.d/apache && echo true
# check-rc.d startstop /etc/init.d/apache
STOP  0 20
STOP  1 20
START 3 95
START 4 95
START 5 95
STOP  6 20

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux tigreraye 2.4.2-ac28 #1 SMP lun avr 2 01:44:11 CEST 2001 i686

Versions of packages debian-policy depends on:
ii  fileutils                     4.0.43-1   GNU file management utilities.    

Jean-Philippe Guérard

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Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 08:58:51 +0100
From: Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk>
To: 92589-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#92589: there is no standard way to check if an init script is installed
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References: <20010402184026.A11241@voyageurs.ddts.net> <874rw5n9wr.fsf@glaurung.green-gryphon.com> <20010403231042.A14237@voyageurs.ddts.net>
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On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 11:10:42PM +0200, Jean-Philippe Gu?rard wrote:
> I see your point. You are right. This is not the way to go to solve
> this issue.
> Please close this request.




         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
       Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://people.debian.org/~jdg
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