Stop services from starting
Some Debian package installs automatically launch a daemon, and sometimes you
don’t want that to happen immediately.
stopstartup, when activated,
will stop any service started via
invoke-rc.d from starting. It does
this by hijacking
calls for every service. Normally the file should determine if your currently
active “policy” (whatever that means) should allow the service to startup. The
policy enforcer installed by
stopstartup is much less nice, and simply
rejects any request.
The policy is installed at
usr/sbin/, so if you don’t have proper
permissions there you’ll be unable to run
stopstartup. If that happens,
stopstartup can be installed in these ways:
# Install right from Github pip install git+https://github.com/wemash/stopstartup # Install from a local copy of the repo # This is super handy if you want to work on stopstartup git clone https://github.com/wemash/stopstartup cd stopstartup pip install --editable .
Ensuring that this actually works
A full test suite exists in
tests. The tests rely on pytest and
pytest-pythonpath. Install those first, then just run
tests should never create, move, or delete any tests on your real filesystem;
if you write new tests, please use
in_isolation_do to ensure that your
tests are run in a temporary part of the FS that will be automatically removed
at the completion of the test.
Fork this repo and send me a pull request. It’s all rather informal.