Subject: Re: DEINSTALL scripts for daemon packages
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/24/2001 16:09:48
On Thu, 24 May 2001, David Brownlee wrote:
> I'd suggest that pkg_delete call the status by default and refuse
> to delete if the daemon is running, and have an optional flag to
> pkg_delete to call 'stop' as needed.
First, let me say that I agree with Johnny that it's the admin's job of
ensuring a process is stopped before he removes files.
That said, such policy things should be kept out of pkg_delete, and be
implemented in DEINSTALL scripts instead.
Maybe think about how to know the location of the rc.d script.
Also, what happens if a pkg comes with more than one rc.d script?
Can of worms...
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>