dh_installinit man page

dh_installinit — install service init files into package build directories

Synopsis

dh_installinit [debhelper options] [--name=name] [-n] [-R] [-r] [-d] [-- params]

Description

dh_installinit is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing init scripts with associated defaults files, as well as upstart job files, and systemd service files into package build directories.

It also automatically generates the postinst and postrm and prerm commands needed to set up the symlinks in /etc/rc*.d/ to start and stop the init scripts.

Files

debian/package.init

If this exists, it is installed into etc/init.d/package in the package build directory.

debian/package.default

If this exists, it is installed into etc/default/package in the package build directory.

debian/package.upstart

If this exists, it is installed into etc/init/package.conf in the package build directory.

debian/package.service

If this exists, it is installed into lib/systemd/system/package.service in the package build directory. Only used in compat levels 10 and below.

debian/package.tmpfile

If this exists, it is installed into usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/package.conf in the package build directory. (The tmpfiles.d mechanism is currently only used by systemd.) Only used in compat levels 10 and below.

Options

-n, --no-scripts

Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.

-o, --only-scripts

Only modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts, do not actually install any init script, default files, upstart job or systemd service file. May be useful if the file is shipped and/or installed by upstream in a way that doesn't make it easy to let dh_installinit find it.

Caveat: This will bypass all the regular checks and unconditionally modify the scripts.  You will almost certainly want to use this with -p to limit, which packages are affected by the call.  Example:

 override_dh_installinit:
        dh_installinit -pfoo --only-scripts
        dh_installinit --remaining
-R, --restart-after-upgrade

Do not stop the init script until after the package upgrade has been completed.  This is the default behaviour in compat 10.

In early compat levels, the default was to stop 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.

--no-restart-after-upgrade

Undo a previous --restart-after-upgrade (or the default of compat 10).  If no other options are given, this will cause the service to be stopped in the prerm script and started again in the postinst script.

-r, --no-stop-on-upgrade, --no-restart-on-upgrade

Do not stop init script on upgrade.

--no-start

Do not start the init script on install or upgrade, or stop it on removal. Only call update-rc.d. Useful for rcS scripts.

-d, --remove-d

Remove trailing d from the name of the package, and use the result for the filename the upstart job file is installed as in etc/init/ , and 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 below.)

-uparams --update-rcd-params=params
-- params

Pass params to update-rc.d(8). If not specified, defaults will be passed to update-rc.d(8).

--name=name

Install the init script (and default file) as well as upstart job 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, debian/package.name.default and debian/package.name.upstart instead of the usual debian/package.init, debian/package.default and debian/package.upstart.

--init-script=scriptname

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. This parameter is incompatible with the use of upstart jobs.

--error-handler=function

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.

Notes

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.

See Also

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

Authors

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@canonical.com>

Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>

Referenced By

debhelper(7).

2016-12-26 10.2.5 Debhelper