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Re: Please unblock avahi 0.6.23-2

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:10:36AM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>>> Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> writes:
>>>> Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>>>> The diff for the debian related changes is in debian.diff.gz
>>> +    # update init script symlinks for new runlevels and priorities for upgrades
>>> +    # from older versions
>>> +    if dpkg --compare-versions "$2" lt-nl 0.6.22-4; then
>>> +      echo "Reinstalling init script for new runlevels and priorities ..." >&2
>>> +      # remove old init script symlinks; dh_installinit adds the proper
>>> +      # update-rc.d snippet later on
>>> +      update-rc.d -f avahi-daemon remove >/dev/null
>>> +    fi
>>> Dude. That's going to remove all my carefully renamed
>>> /etc/rc[2345].d/K??avahi-daemon links, just to replace them with new
>>> start links. Not nice.
>> There is no better way to do that unfortunately. update-rc.d has no API
>> to update and preserve existing configuration.
>> Please keep in mind, that we have to support other systems like file-rc.
>> The above approach is recommend by the sysvinit maintainer and commonly
>> used.
> I guess that would be the same sysvinit maintainer who wants people to
> migrate off of sysv-rc to a dependency-based init system...
> Commonly used or not (I've had to change init script sequences before, and
> I've certainly never done it this way!), it does stomp on local changes to
> the runlevel settings.  I don't see why the needs of a handful of file-rc
> users should outweigh the needs of everyone using the *standard* way to
> disable services.

Been there, done that. There is no way to satisfy everyone.
Question is, if there are more users out there that use file-rc /
insserv or have disabled/modified avahi-daemon start symlinks (which
usually only knowledgeable users will do).
Please keep in mind that insserv was confirmed as a release goal, so
what should I do? I'm open to better suggestions.

See also: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=466503


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