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

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 10:53:44AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> i'm talking about the current practice of postinst scripts in various
> packages enabling the services that they provide (if any). i am not
> talking at all about which packages are base or required or extra or
> whatever - i'm talking specifically and ONLY about what the postinst
> scripts of packages do when they are installed. install a package
> which provides a daemon and it *should* be enabled in the postinst. if
> you don't want the service it provides then don't install the package.

Of course this is completely unreasonable in many cases.  And, of course,
different package instances may or may not provide daemons and the
decision at the package level may have been for a different instance.
And, in general, there's more than one way to do it.

All of which make this current discussion rather... odd.


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