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

On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 11:32:29AM -0500, David Z Maze wrote:
> Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org> writes:
> > 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".
> I find it incredibly irritating when packages do this.  Especially
> when they do it by creating a file in /etc/default which gets sourced
> by the init.d script, so the normal '/etc/init.d/ssh start' doesn't
> work.  (Oh, did I name a specific package there?  :-)

One of the reasons I haven't fixed that is that I'd prefer to split the
thing into openssh-client and openssh-server and be done with it, so you
could just remove openssh-server if you don't want it. (Aside to Dan:
have you considered that option? My impression is that ssh is a rarity
in having client and server in one package.) The fewer transitions from
old configuration schemes I have to support, the better.

Having said that, there seems to be a patch in the BTS at the moment
which I ought to look at.

> Perhaps there's a bug that a quick glance through the documentation
> doesn't mention this at all.  (The FAQ and the Debian Reference both
> mention update-rc.d as a way to install local init scripts, but don't
> have a way to stop scripts from running.)



Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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