Bug#438779: boinc-client: update of package should not start new version automatically

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Sun Aug 19 16:40:20 UTC 2007

Package: boinc-client
Version: 5.10.8-1
Severity: wishlist

This is more a reminder for myself than a real bug report. I though it
was preferable to start the client post installation only
 * when there was no prior installation of boinc-client
 * there was a prior installation and it was running when the update
   was initiated.

The szenario that I just ran into was that I had donated
a colleague the machine for his computations, /etc/init.d/boind stopped
for that and then did apt-get -u dist-upgrade. Boinc-client was started
but I should have asked at least.



-- Package-specific info:
-- Contents of /etc/default/boinc-client:
# This file is /etc/default/boinc-client, it is a configuration file for the
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client init script.

# Set this to 1 to enable and to 0 to disable the init script.

# The BOINC core client will be started with the permissions of this user.

# This is the data directory of the BOINC core client.

# This is the location of the BOINC core client, that the init script uses. 
# If you do not want to use the client program provided by the boinc-client
# package, you can specify here an alternative client program.

# Here you can specify additional options to pass to the BOINC core client.
# Type 'boinc --help' or 'man boinc' for a full summary of allowed options.
#BOINC_OPTS="--return_results_immediately --allow_remote_gui_rpc"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages boinc-client depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.104            add and remove users and groups
ii  ca-certificates         20070303         Common CA Certificates PEM files
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.14           Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                   2.6-2            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcurl3                7.16.2-6         Multi-protocol file transfer libra
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.2.1-4        GCC support library
ii  libidn11                0.6.5-1          GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libkrb53                1.6.dfsg.1-5     MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libssl0.9.8             0.9.8e-6         SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++6              4.2.1-4          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  lsb-base                3.1-24           Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  python                  2.4.4-6          An interactive high-level object-o
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

boinc-client recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
  boinc-client/remove_boinc_dir: false

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