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

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Thu Aug 30 18:47:21 UTC 2007

On Thursday 30 August 2007 18:49, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> Moin moin Steffen!
> On Sunday 19 August 2007, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> > 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.
> Do you know of any other package that behaves like this?

mysqld (for sure)

> > 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.
> Would it be asked too much to set ENABLED="0" in /etc/default/boinc-client
> after stopping the client? This would prevent the start of the client at
> boot time and after upgrades by just disabling the init script completely.

Hm. No, this would be very reasonable, indeed. It does not resolve the issue 
of the client starting unasked with a first installation, but just did not 
occurr to me.


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