Bug#989284: insserv: toggles rc0.d/{K02avahi-daemon => K01avahi-daemon} with every upgradel

Jesse Smith jsmith at resonatingmedia.com
Wed Oct 20 21:40:09 BST 2021

On 2021-10-20 4:59 p.m., Mark Hindley wrote:
> I am unclear as to the significance of the reordering of  .depends.* that
> happens on the first run. Jesse, is that expected. Does it point to something?

I suspect the initial reordering probably indicates one of two things:

1. There is something about the host system that is causing insserv to
toggle ordering back and forth which we haven't been able to reproduce.
This would result in insserv switching things back to "normal" when run
on another system, and then leave it be.

2. Something on the host system changed init script dependencies,
resulting in a reshuffling. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, it can
happen when a script is added or removed from /etc/init.d, possibly by
the package manager. It usually just indicated something changed since
the last time insserv was run.


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