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Re: So many packages. So few that I need started at every boot.

On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 11:07:50AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> So many packages, so few that I need started at every boot.
> So I file wishlist bugs "please add a debconf item to not start at boot".
> Do various things that change the links in /etc/rc.*, I was told.  Uh
> huh, lasted until the next upgrade of that package.

No, that shouldn't be true. Check your findings; if you find a package
which indeed shows this behaviour please file a bug with severity
"serious". Whether or not a package starts at boot is local
configuration, and retaining local configuration is a "must" directive
in Debian Policy.

Wouter Verhelst
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