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Re: Status of inetd for etch



Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org> writes:

> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
>
>>> It would be good to get rid of inetd from the basic install at all.  Those
>> No, it would not. UNIX systems are supposed to have an inetd installed.
>
> I see no reason why *Debian* systems should have an inetd installed
> unless there is another package installed requiring its services.
> This can be handled through package dependencies.  If the admin wants
> to add their own services (i.e. not installed by a dependency), they
> can just install it by hand.
>
> If there is nothing using inetd, it's just bloat in the base install.
>
> While it's probably best to leave it installed by default for etch, I
> think fixing up all inetd-using packages to have proper dependencies,
> and then removing the dependency from netbase would be a worthy goal
> for etch+1.

Just for the record, this is the list of affected packages:

afbackup
amanda-client
amanda-server
apt-proxy
asp
atftpd
bidentd
biff
binkd
bitlbee
bootp
bozohttpd
cfingerd
csync2
cupsys-bsd
cvs
cyrus-imapd
cyrus-pop3d
dbskkd-cdb
dhcp
efingerd
exim
fakepop
fam
ffingerd
fingerd
firebird2-classic-server
fspd
ftpd
ftpd-ssl
gidentd
gnats
gtalk
gwhois
heimdal-kdc
heimdal-servers
heimdal-servers-x
hotway
ident2
ifcico
ipopd
isdnvboxserver
kerberos4kth-servers
kerberos4kth-servers-x
kftgtd
krb5-ftpd
krb5-kdc
krb5-rsh-server
krb5-telnetd
ktalkd
leafnode
lukemftpd
mailutils-comsatd
mailutils-imap4d
mailutils-pop3d
masqmail
midentd
mooix
ndtpd
netkit-inetd
nntp
node
noffle
nsca
nullidentd
oftpd
oidentd
openbsd-inetd
p10cfgd
pawserv
pidentd
popa3d
poppassd
postfix
proftpd
proftpd-common
pure-ftpd-common
qpopper
qpopper-drac
remctl-server
remstats-servers
rlinetd
rsh-redone-server
rsh-server
rstatd
rusersd
rwalld
samba
sendfile
sendmail-base
sidentd
skksearch
slidentd
smail
smtpd
sn
solid-pop3d
sslwrap
statd
swat
talkd
teapop
teapop-ldap
teapop-mysql
teapop-pgsql
telnetd
telnetd-ssl
tftpd
tftpd-hpa
uucp
uw-imapd
vsftpd
wipl-client-inetd
wu-ftpd
xfingerd
xtel
xtell
zmailer


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