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       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 directory.

           Otherwise, if this exists, it is installed into etc/init.d/package
           in the package build directory.

           If this exists, it is installed into etc/default/package in the
           package build directory.


       -n, --noscripts
           Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.

       -o, --onlyscripts
           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.

       -R, --restart-after-upgrade
           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.

       -r, --no-restart-on-upgrade
           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.

       -d, --remove-d
           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

       -uparams --update-rcd-params=params
       -- params
           Pass "params" to update-rc.d(8). If not specified, "defaults" will
           be passed to update-rc.d(8).

           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/,
           debian/ and debian/, 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 <>

       Steve Langasek <>

       Scott James Remnant <>