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Re: the netbase/inetd conspiracy

Sigh. And now I get to repeat what I said in a private mail to Marco
when I didn't realise he'd Cc'ed me to a message on a mailing list. Is
a little "AJ: Cc'ed to make sure you get this" really too much to ask?

On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 11:32:08PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> I discussed with the xinetd and rlinetd maintainers about how to kill
> the netbase package and allow users to really choose their favourite
> inet superserver. Please comment.

The plan hasn't changed: "netbase" needs to be removed so we can avoid
requiring inetd on all systems, update-inetd needs to be rewritten and
it's syntax changed to solve a whole bunch of old outstanding bugs,
and packages using inetd need to be changed to use the new update-inetd
syntax and depend on "net-common" or similar. These things are all best
done at the same time.

Marco, I've already explained all this to you.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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