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Re: 2 ftpds packages conflicts

On Tuesday, November 7, 2006 12:31 pm, Bjørn Mork wrote:

> So?  It's up to the adminstrator to configure the packages after
> installation.
> The default of may work as expected in some cases, but the
> package maintainer cannot guarantee this.  And that has nothing to do
> with other installed packages.  The maintainer just can't know what
> the administrator expects.
> Yes, this does go for the ftpds too.  I don't see any reason why
> you'd want more than one, but I don't really see any reason to impose
> the restriction either.  If the ftpds can be configured to listen to
> anything else than, then the administrator should be
> allowed to install more than one of them.
> A warning about the need for manual configuration in the case of a
> port/address conflict is probably a good idea, though.

  Yet there are also many users, probably those who are not
professional administrators, that _need_ for everything to work out of the box.
Who should we help more: those who get paid to administer the machines,
and are probably much more knowledable, or the occasional, home or
small office user that doesn't have the knoweldge or the time to acquire it?

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