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Re: RfD: Debian is not randomly installing services

On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Martin Schulze wrote:

> Christian Schwarz writes:
> > > > The situation looks completely different if the server has its own
> > > > package, like `msqld' for the server and `msql' for the client.
> > > 
> > > Not really -- the user should still be prompted (or have some control
> > > over it) because the daemon package probably contains the
> > > *documentation* for the daemon!  I should be able to install a package
> > > in order to read the docs, and not have to run it...
> > 
> > Seconded.
> > 
> > However, we should probably distinguish between "local daemons" and
> > "network daemons". I think it is pretty safe to start "lpd" on every
> > machine, since the default configuration would not accept queries from
> > foreign hosts. If I install the "lpd" package, I would not like to be
> > asked whether this daemon should be started!
> Really?  I haven't noticed that there is a switch at lpd similar to
> '-r' on syslogd.  Nevertheless, even local daemon can cause security
> problems and if the user doesn't need it why should that daemon be
> started?
> I could live with your addition but I would like to be prompted,
> too.

But I thought most people already complain, that there are too many
questions in the installer scripts (postinst).

What do the others think about this?



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