dh_installinit(1)



DH_INSTALLINIT(1)                  Debhelper                 DH_INSTALLINIT(1)

NAME
       dh_installinit - install service init files into package build
       directories

SYNOPSIS
       dh_installinit [debhelperoptions] [--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.  In
       compatibility levels up to 11, dh_installinit also handled upstart job
       files and systemd service files.

       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.

       In compat 10 or earlier: If a package only ships a systemd service file
       and no sysvinit script is provided, you may want to exclude the call to
       dh_installinit for that package (e.g. via -N).  Otherwise, you may get
       warnings from lintian about init.d scripts not being included in the
       package.

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
           In compatibility level 11, this file will trigger an error with a
           reminder about ensuring the proper removal of the upstart file in
           the previous package version.  Please consider using the
           "rm_conffile" feature from dh_installdeb(1) to ensure the proper
           removal of previous upstart files.

           In compatibility level 10, if this file 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.  This has the side-effect of
           not restarting the service as a part of the upgrade.

           If you want to restart the service with minimal downtime, please
           use --restart-after-upgrade (default in compat 10 or later).  If
           you want the service to be restarted but be stopped during the
           upgrade, then please use --no-restart-after-upgrade (note the
           "after-upgrade").

           Note that the --no-restart-on-upgrade alias is deprecated and will
           be removed in compat 12.  This is to avoid confusion with the
           --no-restart-after-upgrade option.  The --no-stop-on-upgrade
           variant was introduced in debhelper 10.2 (included in Debian
           stretch).

       --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>

10.10.9                           2017-11-19                 DH_INSTALLINIT(1)

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