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Einit.d-script-should-always-start-service

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The specified file under /etc/default/ includes a line such as ENABLED=, DISABLED=, RUN=, etc.

This is an older practice used so that the package's init script would not start the service until the local system administrator changed this value.

However, this hides from the underlying init system whether or not the daemon should actually be started leading to confusing behavior including service package start returning success without the service actually starting.

Please remove this mechanism and disable enabling the daemon on install via dh_installinit --no-enable or move to automatically starting it.

Please refer to Debian Policy Manual section 9.3.3.1, the update-rc.d(8) manual page, and the dh_installinit(1) manual page for details.

Visibility: error

Check: init-d

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