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Re: my watchdog package

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 09:17:36PM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> > You did email us, and I sent back this reply commenting on your postinst
> > changes; perhaps you didn't receive it:

> Sorry, seem to have missed that email.

> >   Hmm, unfortunately this means that anyone who has fiddled any of the
> >   startup symlinks for *other* runlevels is going to lose configuration
> >   state. :/  I think in this case, it's perhaps best to not worry about
> >   upgrades; presumably, anyone who was running watchdog in woody for the
> >   past years isn't bothered by this bug.  What do you think?

> Not really, as I've checked for the existance of the old link as well.
> If there is no S10watchdog the links are not removed. Don't you think
> this suffices?

What if the user has changed their default runlevel to 3, and edited the
startup symlink for this runlevel only?  Or, they want watchdog to start up
normally in runlevel 2, but they have another runlevel where they explicitly
want to not run it for debugging purposes?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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