dh_installinit [debhelperoptions] [--name=name] [-n] [-R] [-r] [-d]
dh_installinit is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing upstart job files or init scripts with associated defaults
files into package build directories, and in the former case providing
compatibility handling for non-upstart systems.
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.
If this exists, it is installed into etc/init/package.conf in the
package build directory.
Otherwise, if this exists, it is installed into etc/init.d/package
in the package build directory.
If this exists, it is installed into etc/default/package in the
package build directory.
Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.
Only modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts, do not actually install
any init script, default files, or upstart job. May be useful if
the init script or upstart job is shipped and/or installed by
upstream in a way that doesn't make it easy to let dh_installinit
If no upstart job file is installed in the target directory when
dh_installinit --onlyscripts is called, this program will assume
that an init script is being installed and not provide the
compatibility symlinks or upstart dependencies.
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.
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.)
Pass params to update-rc.d(8). If not specified, defaults will be
passed to update-rc.d(8).
Install the upstart job file or 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.upstart,
debian/package.name.init and debian/package.name.default, instead
of the usual debian/package.upstart, 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.
This parameter will be ignored completely for upstart jobs.
Only install an upstart job file, and do not include maintainer
script code to replace an init script with that upstart job.
This parameter is intended for use when the "package.upstart" file
is new and only to be used on Upstart-based systems.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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