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regarding tomcat6: A stopped tomcat is implicitly restarted on upgrade
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Package: tomcat6
Version: 6.0.28-1
Severity: minor

When I do:

    sudo service tomcat6 stop
    sudo aptitude upgrade

tomcat6 will be started again as part of the upgrade:

    Setting up tomcat6 (6.0.28-1) ...
    Installing new version of config file /etc/tomcat6/web.xml ...
    Starting Tomcat servlet engine: tomcat6.

Note however that tomcat6 was still in my rc.d:
    $ ls -l /etc/rc?.d/*tomcat*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc0.d/K02tomcat6 -> 
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc1.d/K02tomcat6 -> 
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc2.d/S01tomcat6 -> 
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc3.d/S01tomcat6 -> 
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc4.d/S01tomcat6 -> 
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc5.d/S01tomcat6 -> 
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Aug  2 18:03 /etc/rc6.d/K02tomcat6 -> 

I haven't tested this after doing:

    sudo update-rc.d -f tomcat6 remove

Perhaps this is a non-issue. I haven't found anything in the Debian
policy manual that contradicts it (but I also haven't looked very

But it's uncomfortable to have a manually stopped tomcat be started
again on upgrade.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable'), (700, 'stable'), (1, 
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35-rc5-Avar-Akbar+ (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages tomcat6 depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.112      add and remove users and groups
ii  tomcat6-common                6.0.28-1   Servlet and JSP engine -- common f

Versions of packages tomcat6 recommends:
ii  authbind                      1.2.0      Allows non-root programs to bind()

Versions of packages tomcat6 suggests:
ii  tomcat6-admin                 6.0.28-1   Servlet and JSP engine -- admin we
ii  tomcat6-docs                  6.0.28-1   Servlet and JSP engine -- document
ii  tomcat6-examples              6.0.28-1   Servlet and JSP engine -- example 
pn  tomcat6-user                  <none>     (no description available)

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/tomcat6/server.xml changed [not included]
/etc/tomcat6/tomcat-users.xml [Errno 13] Permission denied: 

-- no debconf information

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Closing, this is a configuration question and not a packaging issue. I
guess SystemD in Jessie helped a bit here since it allows one to disable
a service, then the restart on a package upgrade has no effect.

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