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Bug#172630: debian-policy: Clarification on /etc/init.d/foo restart behaviour.

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:56:28PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:

>  	      <tag><tt>restart</tt></tag>
> -	      <item><p>stop and restart the service,</p></item>
> +	      <item><p>stop and restart the service if the service is already running, otherwise start the service,</p></item>
>  	      <tag><tt>reload</tt></tag>

Agreed; this is already the way most packages behave, and is surely
what a user would expect.  I second this.

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