[DEP9] call for testing of reconf-inetd (update-inetd replacement)
reconf-inetd is the replacement of update-inetd, as per DEP9. Unlike past
proposals for replacing update-inetd, this one is actually implemented and
available in experimental.
This should be of interest for services that
- require separate inetd.conf entries for ipv4/ipv6 versions
- have more than one implementation in the archive (eg. proftpd vs
Please read sections IV & V of DEP9 on how to transition your package, and
let me know of any issues.
To test it, in a nutshell:
- make your package install xinetd.conf(5) fragment files in
/usr/share/reconf-inetd/, one file per service that needs an entry in
- run reconf-inetd as root
- check whether an entry has been added in /etc/inetd.conf.
reconf-inetd will not add inetd.conf entries for services whose server path is
non-existent, or whose protocol/service name/server path combination matches
an existing inetd.conf entry
For more details see DEP9 and the feature files at