Re: red worm amusement
On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 11:59:17PM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 02:50:14AM -0400, Steven Barker wrote:
> > I think that there should be a way to install a debian server packages
> > without having the installation scripts start the server. This need not be
> > default, but it should be possible.
> But that doesn't change the default. If you do something like this,
> you should add an option "apt-get --run install foo"
Yes, that would make sense. Both --run and --no-run could be avalable as
options with the default behavior determined by apt/dpkg configuration. As
for what the default for apt/dpkg's config, that's for us to flame each
other over... ;-)
> Personally, I think there should either be a /etc/do-not-start/<package> dir that
> packages' init scripts check for non-existance before starting, or a
> commented entry in the config file that the init script checks for
> non-existance before starting...
Well, now we're getting into heavy policy stuff.... I think it would be hard
enough to get all the daemon postinst scripts to work in run and no-run mode.
Steven Barker firstname.lastname@example.org
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