Split packages providing services (Re: Release update)
On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 03:08:54PM +0100, Zefram wrote:
> Therefore, I suggest that we separate each of these daemon packages into
> two, one that provides the daemon software and a separate one to run it.
> That way those of us who want to install a daemon and use it in our own
> way would not be hampered by someone's idea of how the daemon should
> normally be run. And where the daemon is packaged with a client,
> installing the client wouldn't cause an unwanted daemon to run.
I agree. Having the programs and the service split into two packages
has another advantage, see this thread; it also points to few packages
already doing what you suggest