dh_installsystemd - why deactivate services in postrm instead of prerm?

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Jun 27 18:48:17 BST 2018

Hi Daniele

Am 27.06.2018 um 19:39 schrieb Daniele Nicolodi:
> Hello,
> I'm working on dh_installsystemduser, the equivalent of
> dh_installsystemd for user instance systemd units. In the process I'm
> trying to understand why dh_installsystemd works the way it does.
> dh_installsystemd generates maintainer scripts code blocks that
> deactivates installed unit. Why is it that done at postrm stage and not
> at prerm stage? It seems that the later is the most common place where
> to clean up on package removal, but I'm probably missing something.

Which part exactly do you mean? The bits that mask a service?

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