Debian Questions

luke speakup at
Thu Aug 7 05:27:13 EDT 2008

Well, yes, all of that.:)

Perhaps I should have said "there is a program called update-rc.d, which 
is intended to make this sort of thing more automated, and prevent 
mistakes.".  However that would have taken too long to write, you know, 
and just sounds so verry correct and proper that it just didn't seem 

Wed, 6 Aug 2008, Gregory Nowak wrote:

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> On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 12:17:50AM -0400, luke wrote:
> > You are supposed to use update-rc.d.
> Oops, I just violated that draconian license agreement then.
> Oh no, I have to destroy all copies of the software now, before
> I'm sued, darn it.
> Seriously, sarcastic lame jokes aside, I don't recall seeing anything
> saying that you're supposed to use update-rc.d, like you're supposed
> to activate the other popular OS within 30 days. Update-rc.d makes the
> job of maintaining runlevels much easier and cleaner, but there's no
> problem doing that by hand, provided that you know what you're doing,
> and understand that you get to keep all the pieces if you don't know what you're doing,
> and break your system.
> Greg
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