Roger Leigh <email@example.com> writes: > md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes: > >>> It would be good to get rid of inetd from the basic install at all. Those >> No, it would not. UNIX systems are supposed to have an inetd installed. > > I see no reason why *Debian* systems should have an inetd installed > unless there is another package installed requiring its services. > This can be handled through package dependencies. If the admin wants > to add their own services (i.e. not installed by a dependency), they > can just install it by hand. > > If there is nothing using inetd, it's just bloat in the base install. > > While it's probably best to leave it installed by default for etch, I > think fixing up all inetd-using packages to have proper dependencies, > and then removing the dependency from netbase would be a worthy goal > for etch+1. Just for the record, this is the list of affected packages: afbackup amanda-client amanda-server apt-proxy asp atftpd bidentd biff binkd bitlbee bootp bozohttpd cfingerd csync2 cupsys-bsd cvs cyrus-imapd cyrus-pop3d dbskkd-cdb dhcp efingerd exim fakepop fam ffingerd fingerd firebird2-classic-server fspd ftpd ftpd-ssl gidentd gnats gtalk gwhois heimdal-kdc heimdal-servers heimdal-servers-x hotway ident2 ifcico ipopd isdnvboxserver kerberos4kth-servers kerberos4kth-servers-x kftgtd krb5-ftpd krb5-kdc krb5-rsh-server krb5-telnetd ktalkd leafnode lukemftpd mailutils-comsatd mailutils-imap4d mailutils-pop3d masqmail midentd mooix ndtpd netkit-inetd nntp node noffle nsca nullidentd oftpd oidentd openbsd-inetd p10cfgd pawserv pidentd popa3d poppassd postfix proftpd proftpd-common pure-ftpd-common qpopper qpopper-drac remctl-server remstats-servers rlinetd rsh-redone-server rsh-server rstatd rusersd rwalld samba sendfile sendmail-base sidentd skksearch slidentd smail smtpd sn solid-pop3d sslwrap statd swat talkd teapop teapop-ldap teapop-mysql teapop-pgsql telnetd telnetd-ssl tftpd tftpd-hpa uucp uw-imapd vsftpd wipl-client-inetd wu-ftpd xfingerd xtel xtell zmailer -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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