Re: apt-get install apache (was "red worm amusement")
On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 07:59:47AM -0500, chandler wrote:
> Similarly, after a recent apt-get dist-upgrade (intended to grab security
> updates only,
Then why did you dist-upgrade? I think it's pretty self-explanatory
that if you're upgrading from one distribution to another (like from
stable to testing) you use dist-upgrade. If you're upgrading for
security and bug fixes, you use upgrade.
> so should I remove the non security.debian.org URLs from
No, just don't use dist-upgrade and make sure all of your sources are
pointing to the correct distribution of Debian you are tracking.
> on my firewall box, I somehow managed to get all of X windows
> installed and a copule of services I didn't want installed AND started AND
> added to /etc/rc*.d. Thankfully X windows still requires "startx" to get
> going, but the services (junkbuster and wwwoffle) were just there. And while
> reboots on that machine are limited to power outages, it's still extra work
> to administer that stuff into the 'off' position.
apt-get remove junkbuster wwwoffle --purge
Not so hard to me.
> To me the lack of warnings or configurability during an apt-get install for a
> service is a questionable practice.
Have you ever bothered to lower your message priority in debconf?
dpkg-reconfigure debconf. Choose 'low'.
Learn about the tools before you start to criticize them.