New ZeroConf Spec

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at
Tue Jul 4 07:03:05 BST 2006

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 11:35:59AM +0800, Trent Lloyd wrote:
> I also feel that removing avahi in synaptic is not the way to go about
> disabling avahi, that can be done simply by stopping and preventing the
> daemon from starting on boot with the /etc/default infrastructure that
> is now in debian.

Using /etc/default is Just Plain Wrong, because it prevents you from
starting the service at any other time, too.  The *correct* way to stop a
service from starting at boot is to modify the symlinks in /etc/rcN.d. 
sysv-rc-conf is available (amongst other tools) to manipulate the symlinks
on your behalf if you're not comfortable doing it by hand.  update-rc.d is
not recommended, due to being a mighty poor UI for the command line.

- Matt

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