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Re: Bug#1182: netbase /etc/inetd.conf is an auto-handled conffile

Peter Tobias writes:
> [...]  I've
> written a perl module which provides three different functions:
> 1.  add_service($newentry, $group)
> 2.  enable_service($service)      /* called by add_service */
> 3.  disable_service($service)

Oh, good !  Can we have them in a separate command, as well, please ?
How about /usr/sbin/update-inetd ?

> The netbase postinst script will create a base inetd.conf file if that
> file does not exist. I have added a few labels to that base inetd.conf
> file, e.g. STANDARD, BSD, MAIL, INFO, BOOT, RPC and OTHER. If you want
> to add an entry you can specify the location (group) where it should
> appear. This has the advantage that such a file with sorted entries
> looks much better.

Sounds good.

>   If a package (e.g. smail) wants to add entries to
> inetd.conf it only needs the following lines in the postinst script:
>   [ details deleted ]
> If you reinstall that package the add_service function will only
> re-enable that service. If the service was disabled by the user the
> DebianNet function won't touch it.

How does it do this ?

> I've just removed that entry (and the nntp, uucp, comsat, cfingerd and
> kerberos entries). Packages that need such an entry should add them.


> BTW: Where should the netbase package install the DebianNet module
> (/usr/lib/perl5 ?).

This is for the Perl maintainer to answer, I think, but /usr/lib/perl5
is right.  Empirically the the search path is
 /usr/lib/perl5/i486-linux /usr/lib/perl5 .
(the first entry was added by an environment variable.)

Hmm, should this not include /usr/local/lib/perl5/i486-linux and
/usr/local/lib/perl5 ?  (This should of course be documented somewhere
too, and perhaps the Perl package should create /usr/local/lib/perl5).


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