Re: And now for something completely different... etch!
>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Add to the list of daemon related features the "not start
>> daemons by default" and wait for the admin to define which ones
>> to start from /etc/defaults or whatever.
Matthew> Jesus, meet policy-rc.d.
Not all packages use/support this.
Most recent example I have personally identified is udev (when
creating a Debian system using a script in a chroot, the script
couldn't unmount the partition when it was finished, because udev was
running and had mounted additional filesystems - the only solution I
could come up with was to stop the daemon in the chroot before
unmounting the file-system).
Brian May <email@example.com>