reopen 958899 thanks Alas, with version 1.5.01-1, and init-system-helpers 1.57,
/etc/init.d/dbab stop still does not stop the running server. It looks like when /etc/init.d/dbab sources /lib/init/init-d-script, that one ends with "exit", so the intended dbab-init-d-script never runs. Supposing I guess the intention rightly :). In any case /lib/init/init-d-script doesn't seem to work to stop a perl daemon. As a suggestion, I wouldn't be a hurry to use /lib/init/init-d-script. For a straightforward start/stop, start-stop-daemon does all you need.