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Re: Packages should not Conflict on the basis of duplicate functionality

On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 09:57:53PM +1000, Drake Diedrich wrote:
>    One way to minimize the harm of unintentionally installed or
> misconfigured daemons would be to add a default ipchain/ipfwadm policy
> rejecting all TCP SYN (incoming initialization) and non-DNS UDP packets
> except those from localhost.

This approach (adding complexity to the active system) is a hack.

There are situations where it's appropriate, but in most cases it's
just one more thing to mess up, or one more thing where the user would
have to wrestle with semi-automated configuration.

The debconf solution is much better.


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