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

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Mon Aug 4 12:59:47 UTC 2008

Frank S. Thomas wrote:
>  the standard way how to disable 
> services (not restarting them on upgrades nor starting them at boot) is to 
> change the the S symlinks in /etc/rc?.d/ to K symlinks (so changing 
> /etc/rc?.d/S20boinc-client to /etc/rc?.d/K20boinc-client). This has the 
> desired effect of not restarting BOINC on upgrades and still let you start and 
> stop it via /etc/init.d/boinc-client.
> There is a tool called sysv-rc-conf which renames the symlinks for you. So to 
> disable the BOINC client you can run:
>   sysv-rc-conf boinc-client off
> I think this is what you should have done in the first place before running  
> "/etc/init.d/boinc stop" and giving the machine to your colleague. This way 
> the boinc-client wouldn't have bugged you during the dist-upgrade.
> What do you think? Can we close this bug or should boinc-client really behave 
> differently than other services?
> [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/07/msg00892.html
Thank you very much for your uttermost helpful email, Frank. We can
indeed close this bug. I'll do so in a second.


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