On Saturday 26 February 2011 21.44:07 Tollef Fog Heen wrote: > I'd like us to decide on a policy about enable/disable flags in > /etc/default in general. +1 on those who don't like to have them. The init scripts (or whatever) need to * provide a sane default for startup order * allow users to override this * allow for startup of a daemon to be (de)activated persistently (persistent over package upgrades, that is.) * and the package scripts (pre/postinst on upgrade especially) need to respect this (i.e. work in a sane way when the daemon is down, not leaving it started if it wasn't started etc.) * all documentation needs to be updated so that users finally don't end up doing silly things just so that mysql isn't started on boot. I'm sure I forgot some, but I that are the ones I can just think of. The whole topic shouldn't be Debian specific. I have no idea, but isn't there an LSB or whatever spec? Where does it fall short? Who should be involved to get something that other distributions could use as well? -- vbi  Yes, I know, the "mysql needs to be installed for kde but I don't want to run it" case has finally been solved. Similar cases will keep coming up, I'm sure... -- Nirgendwo fällt Humorlosigkeit mehr auf als beim Lachen. -- Oliver Hassencamp
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