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

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.

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit f5107b6. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check init-d.

Visibility: error

The following 23 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 23 times (in any Lintian version).

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