New ZeroConf Spec

Trent Lloyd lathiat at
Tue Jul 4 07:48:22 BST 2006

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 04:03:05PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> 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.

This is true and has often annoyed me, however, can sysv-rc-conf restore
the links back to their original levels?

I noticed update-rc.d didnt' seem to have any idea what they were to
start to (run order etc)


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