/etc/init.d/avahi-daemon should print a message if disabled and run interactively

Bug #65603 reported by Trent Lloyd on 2006-10-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
avahi (Debian)
Fix Released
avahi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With avahi-daemon being disabled by default, many users get confused as to why avahi is not working when installed

There are 2 main cases

1) They install avahi and it "just doesnt work"
2) They install avahi, it's not working, they try to manually run "/etc/init.d/avahi-daemon start" and nothing happens

I think we can solve the latter by makign the init script print a message when run interactively, the pcmciautils script does this and uses the following function to determine if its run by init or not:

    ([ "$previous" ] && [ "$runlevel" ]) || [ "$runlevel" = S ]

Trent Lloyd (lathiat) on 2006-10-12
Changed in avahi:
assignee: nobody → avahi
Laurent Bigonville (bigon) wrote :

My patch (see debian BTS) has been applied by the debian packager

Should may be included in ubuntu package

Changed in avahi:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Laurent Bigonville (bigon) wrote :

Fixed in 0.6.16-2

Changed in avahi:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
redsek (biju-george-bugs-gmail) wrote :


There was a scripting error in /etc/init.d/avahi-daemon (at least on feisty). I have attached the fixed /etc/init.d/avahi-daemon script file. Now /etc/init.d/avahi-daemon start will start the daemon.

Would someone please include this as a patch after verification.


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