DH_INSTALLINIT(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLINIT(1)
dh_installinit - install init scripts into package build directories
dh_installinit [debhelper options] [--name=name] [-n] [-R] [-r] [-d]
dh_installinit is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing init scripts and associated defaults files into package
It also automatically generates the postinst and postrm and prerm
commands needed to set up the symlinks in /etc/rc*.d/ and to start and
stop the init scripts.
If a file named debian/package.init exists, then it is installed into
etc/init.d/package in the package build directory, with "package"
replaced by the package name.
If a file named debian/package.default exists, then it is installed
into etc/default/package in the package build directory, with "package"
replaced by the package name.
Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.
Only modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts, do not actually install
any init script or default files. May be useful if the init script
is shipped and/or installed by upstream in a way that doesn't make
it easy to let dh_installinit find it.
Do not stop the init script until after the package upgrade has
been completed. This is different than the default behavior, which
stops the script in the prerm, and starts it again in the postinst.
This can be useful for daemons that should not have a possibly long
downtime during upgrade. But you should make sure that the daemon
will not get confused by the package being upgraded while it's
running before using this option.
Do not stop init script on upgrade.
Do not start the init script on install or upgrade, or stop it on
removal. Only call update-rc.d. Useful for rcS scripts.
Remove trailing "d" from the name of the package, and use the
result for the filename the init script is installed as in
etc/init.d/ , and the default file is installed as in etc/default/
. This may be useful for daemons with names ending in "d". (Note:
this takes precedence over the --init-script parameter described
Pass "params" to update-rc.d(8). If not specified, "defaults" will
be passed to update-rc.d(8).
Install the init script (and default file) using the filename name
instead of the default filename, which is the package name. When
this parameter is used, dh_installinit looks for and installs files
named debian/package.name.init and debian/package.name.default,
instead of the usual debian/package.init and
Use "scriptname" as the filename the init script is installed as in
etc/init.d/ (and also use it as the filename for the defaults file,
if it is installed). If you use this parameter, dh_installinit will
look to see if a file in the debian/ directory exists that looks
like "package.scriptname" and if so will install it as the init
script in preference to the files it normally installs.
This parameter is deprecated, use the --name parameter instead.
Call the named shell function if running the init script fails. The
function should be provided in the prerm and postinst scripts,
before the #DEBHELPER# token.
Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <joeyhATdebian.org>
7.0.15 2008-05-19 DH_INSTALLINIT(1)