DH_INSTALLINIT(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLINIT(1)
dh_installinit - install upstart jobs or init scripts into package build directories
dh_installinit [debhelperoptions] [--name=name] [-n] [-R] [-r] [-d] [-O] [--params]
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/ and to start and stop the init scripts.
If this exists, it is installed into etc/init/package.conf in the package build
Otherwise, if this exists, it is installed into etc/init.d/package in the package
If this exists, it is installed into etc/default/package in the package build
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 find it.
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.
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 upstart job file is installed as in etc/init/ , or 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.)
Pass params to update-rc.d(8). If not specified, defaults will be passed to
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>
Steve Langasek <email@example.com>
Scott James Remnant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
8.9.0ubuntu2.1 2012-06-12 DH_INSTALLINIT(1)