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

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:39:34PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> 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

Unfortunately this is not true for every use-case. There are the
developers who'd like to have the documentation installed for a given
package, there are the users who'd like to run services on purpose,
there are the users that are forced to install certain services, because
other packages they need and want to use, depend on it and ofcourse
there are the users who don't trust us, that the default configurations
we ship are good enough for them.

Best Regards,

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