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