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Re: Bug#500176: This bug is still around and release-critical

Hello Pierre,

Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> wrote:
> I believe the problem here is somehow very generic, and that using a
> virtual package like proposed in the bug report (#500176) doesn't scale
> well. Especially for dns daemons. Packaging two of them myself (nsd3
> that is an authoritative server only, and pdnsd that is a caching daemon
> only) I can tell the virtual package solution would be a mess: I _want_
> to be able to use nsd3 _and_ pdnsd on the same machine (I actually do
> since the former binds to the external IPs only and pdnsd to

> Anyways I think there is a more general solution to find and here are a
> path. The fact that Debian starts every single service on first install
> is something that we strive for, but causes some grief for sysadmins
> that don't wish to open an unprotected service before they configured
> it. It also generates the issue we're disussing.

If the idea of update-rc.d disable|reenable[1] gets implemented, it would
be enough to disable a service after first installation. update-rc.d
could do that.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/09/msg00623.html

Bye, Jörg.
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