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daemon configuration

On Sat, Oct 02, 1999 at 10:49:58AM -0700, David Bristel wrote:
> > Did you consider his point, though? Why would you install a service
> > if you don't want it to run?
> Simple answer here, if you install a group of packages during the install, you
> may not realize what packages you have installed.  For those who do custom
> installs as the only way, you probably have never experienced what "Scientific
> Workstation" may end up installing.  If you are in a hurry, you may choose that
> option, then not spend the time picking through all the packages to remove the
> ones you want.  A possible solution would be a "daemon" flag to go on a package,
> and after the install, the installed daemons are listed.  This is just an idea,
> but that's another subject.

This is basically what Red Hat does upon installation; it prompts you for which
services to enable out of a list of installed daemons.  Perhaps upon installation
or a dist-upgrade, apt could list everything that had a "daemon" flag and prompt
you to start it.  That way we would avoid asking every time.

Colin Walters <levanti@verbum.org>
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