Update-rcconf-guide creates the default guide file which rcconf uses.
Update-rcconf-guide searches the package names corresponding to each
service file in /etc/init.d directory from dpkg info
files(/var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list) and get the description of these
packages using apt-cache. Update-rcconf-guide uses Short-Description in
priority to the description if service files has Short-Description
field. Update-rcconf-guide writes those results to
You can write your own guide in user guide file(/var/lib/rcconf/guide)
by hand. Rcconf refers Guides in /var/lib/rcconf/guide before those in
If you install some packages after executed update-rcconf-guide, you
need to re-create this file using update-rcconf-guide so as to refresh
guide.default that includes new guides for installed new services.
Notice: update-rcconf-guide was not executed when you installed rcconf
Guide File update-rcconf-guide generates.
Guide File user(Administrator) can define.
Atsushi KAMOSHIDA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
perl v5.18.1 2013-11-11 UPDATE-RCCONF-GUIDE(8)
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