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Re: Request for Comments: Standardize enabling/disabling of system services

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 05:03:27PM +0200, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> the question: "Shall a service started once its installed or not?"
> The current state of affairs is that some packages start after beeing
> installed, some don't, because they don't have a reasonable default
> configuration and some don't, because the maintainer does not like
> this approach.

Please, DON'T.
If a service shouldn't be run, there is a good command to disable it:
dpkg --remove

Anything else is superfluous.  There are multiple ways to disable the
service already.  No need to add a yet another one.

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