Re: Intent To Split: netbase
[2000-08-09] Alex Romosan wrote:
> but there is nothing left in netbase except for some configuration
> files (/etc/protocols and /etc/services which should belong to the
> inetd package?
Although inetd is dependent on /etc/services, the file is also used
independently of inetd (e.g. human readable info such as netstat output).
I believe that it would also break the wording of policy section 5.2:
The configuration files `/etc/services', `/etc/protocols', and
`/etc/rpc' are managed by the `netbase' package and may not be
modified by other packages.
If a package requires a new entry in one of these files, the
maintainer has to get in contact with the `netbase' maintainer, who
will add the entries and release a new version of the `netbase'
If the services file needs to be updated before a package can be
released then it would probably be sensible for these to files to
exist in a file of their own. And judging from wishlist entries
for netbase, it should probably have the ability to use custom entries.
Lee Maguire <email@example.com> "traveling at the speed of time"