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testing of init scripts (Re: Switching the default startup method

Hi Raphael,

On Montag, 31. August 2009, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> <offtopic>

moved to -qa :)

> >> By the way, piuparts may help breaking some init scripts, see:
> >> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/init.d-script-sourcing-without-test.html
> > I dont understand, can you please explain how piuparts can help here?!
> It could perform a check where /etc/default/* files are removed and then
> attempt to run the init script(s) and see if they fail. 

Right. The biggest problem I see with doing this, is that it basically means 
another full piuparts run. And #532031 asks for yet another.

> The only problem I 
> can think about is how to control the started daemon, if any.

That's easy, invoke-rc.d simply doesnt start the daemons :)


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