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Re: install daemon without starting it

On 2009-04-01 17:23 +0200, Jukka Salmi wrote:

> Hello,
> is it possible to install a daemon from a Debian package without having
> it automatically started afterwards?

Temporarily create an executable /usr/sbin/policy-rc.d that exits with a
value of 101, e.g. the following shell script:

exit 101

This tells invoke-rc.d to disable all actions, see

> What I want to do is to install samba, but neither smbd nor nbmd
> should be started until I had a chance to edit smb.conf(5) manually...

Just don't forget to remove the policy-rc.d script afterwards.


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