Binary package “libdaemon-generic-perl” in ubuntu disco

framework to provide start/stop/reload for a daemon

 Daemon::Generic provides a framework for starting, stopping and reconfiguring
 daemon-like programs. The framework provides for standard commands that work
 for init.d files and as apachectl-like commands.
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 Programs that use Daemon::Generic subclass Daemon::Generic to override its
 behavior. Almost everything that Generic::Daemon does can be overridden as
 needed.