dh_installinit - install init scripts into package build directories
dh_installinit [debhelper options] [--name=name] [-n] [-R] [-r] [-d] [-- params]
dh_installinit is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing init scripts and associated defaults files into package build directories.
It also automatically generates the postinst and postrm and prerm commands needed to set up the symlinks in /etc/rc*.d/ and to start and stop the init scripts.
If a file named debian/package.init exists, then it is installed into etc/init.d/package in the package build directory, with "package" replaced by the package name.
If a file named debian/package.default exists, then it is installed into etc/default/package in the package build directory, with "package" replaced by the package name.
Do not stop the init script until after the package upgrade has been completed. This is different than the default behavior, which stops the script in the prerm, and starts it again in the postinst.
This can be useful for daemons that should not have a possibly long downtime during upgrade. But you should make sure that the daemon will not get confused by the package being upgraded while it's running before using this option.
Use "scriptname" as the filename the init script is installed as in etc/init.d/ (and also use it as the filename for the defaults file, if it is installed). If you use this parameter, dh_installinit will look to see if a file in the debian/ directory exists that looks like "package.scriptname" and if so will install it as the init script in preference to the files it normally installs.
This parameter is deprecated, use the --name parameter instead.
Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>