Re: howto restart a service in postinst script (Stretch and newer)
On 06/08/17 04:43, Sven Hartge wrote:
> Harald Dunkel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 5 Aug 2017 11:56:07 +0900 Mark Fletcher <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 12:30:25PM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
>>>> What is the right way to restart a service from the postinst
>>>> script for Stretch and newer?
>>> I may be misunderstanding your question but on a system that has
>>> migrated to systemd, you can restart a service with:
>>> systemctl restart <service>
>> I think you missed the point. To run it from a postinst script we need
>> a universal(!) way to restart a service, regardless whether systemd or
>> sysvinit-core or whatever is installed.
> invoke-rc.d does just that and is included in postinst by
> dh_installinit for both SysV-init *and* systemd.
I've only looked through it briefly, but it looks like it invokes the
initscript regardless of whether systemd is in use - systemd can run
init scripts, after all - and so it relies on an init script being
present. I guess that's ok if you're the packager, because you can
Regardless, I'd tend to ask packaging questions on debian-mentors.