[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#683084: [Pkg-systemd-maintainers] Disabled services (Make invoke-rc.d/update-rc.d systemd-aware)

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Apr 12 23:41:05 UTC 2013

Am 13.04.2013 00:33, schrieb Michael Biebl:
> Looking again at the patches and the changes in the jessie-pending
> branch, I think there is one case we are currently not handling
> properly, and i.e. disabled services.
> Disabled services should not be started after a package upgrade, as that
> would imho be unexpected behaviour and a deviation from what happens
> under sysvinit.
> There are basically two variants:
> a/ services which use --restart-after-upgrade
> b/ the default with uses stop in prerm and start in postinst
> for a/ we should probably use try-restart instead of restart for
> disabled services.
> for b/ the current behaviour in SysV iirc is, that the service is
> stopped in prerm but *not* started in postinst. I will verify that tomorrow.

I have to add here, that this is in practice really a problem only for
systemd-only services, given that the SysV and systemd enable-state are
in sync (which will be the case once sECuREs patches for update-rc.d and
systemctl are uploaded).

invoke-rc.d tests the enabled-state of the SysV init script and will
skip the (re)start action, if the service is disabled.

That said, I think it wouldn't hurt to explicitly check the state of the
systemd service (too), before trying to start it.

What do you think?


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