I'm running debian lenny server, and I've installed git on it. Now there is a git-daemon process (and appropriate opened port), but there is no /etc/init.d/git script that I could stop. I know there is /etc/sv/git-daemon/run but that doesn't help me stopping it either.


git-daemon under Debian is managed by runit.

sv stop git-daemon

should do it.

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    Thanks, tried to find this, but I couldn't get good answer. – Slartibartfast May 28 '09 at 19:48

As far as I recall the git-daemon-run package should provide the /etc/init.d/git-daemon

  • nope, found that on google, but doesn' work – Slartibartfast May 28 '09 at 19:46
  • If you want to remove the package as well use dpkg -r git-daemon-run. Will also have the side-effect of stopping the service. – Enrico M. Feb 17 at 13:47

As you can see in the README.Debian you can make a symlink :

See the sv(8) program on how to manage the service, or, alternatively, create a symbolic link /etc/init.d/git-daemon pointing to /usr/bin/sv to have an LSB compatible interface to control it:

ln -s /usr/bin/sv /etc/init.d/git-daemon
/etc/init.d/git-daemon status

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