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Re: inetd.conf trashed

I had the same problem.  This is definitely a critical bug, having
inetd.conf may destroy many programs.  I couldn't find any obvious
problems when perusing /var/lib/dpkg/info, so the bug may have been
fixed already.  Does anyone know what caused the problem?

Sam Ockman <ockman@cs.stanford.edu> writes:

> Upgraded to all the new packages in bo from a bo installation of a few
> weeks ago...something trashed my inetd.conf file.... Now it reads only 
> cvspserver      stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/bin/cvs    cvs -b
> /usr/bin 
> pserver
> #rquotad/1      dgram   rpc/udp wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd
> /usr/sbin/rpc.rq
> uotad
> finger          stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd
> /usr/sbin/cfinge
> rd
> I assume it was one of the packages I upgraded.  Shouldn't there be some
> policy of packes backing up all configuration files before changing them?
> (I can't find any backups...)  Maybe we should even honor the
> VERSION_CONTROL scheme so people could keep one backup or numbered
> backups...Now that would be neat.
> Thoughts as to what caused this?  How to fix it?  Or a config file backup
> policy?  (Please correct me if there is one...)

Kevin Dalley

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