The better way (IMHO) is to remove x-bit from /etc/init.d/<file>, if you
want to remove the package because of some reason.
# chmod 644 /etc/init.d/portmap
I don't believe it is the best way, but at least the unwanted daemon doesn't
restart after upgrade . (Package manager complains about it).
----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Olsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: firewall
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 05:24:15PM +0100, Tim Haynes wrote:
> > Rishi L Khan <rishi@UDel.Edu> writes:
> > > If you're not using sunrpc or lpd, I would turn them off. The way I do
> > > is turn off the services (/etc/init.d/portmap stop; /etc/init.d/lpd
> > > and then edit /etc/init.d/lpd and /etc/init.d/portmap and add a line
> > > the top that says "exit 0" (w/o quotes) so that when you restart, they
> > > don't come back.
> > It should be sufficient to do
> > update-rc.d -f portmap remove
> > update-rc.d -f lpd remove
> > update-rc.d -f bind remove
> As an aside, I did this with proftpd, but when I upgrade the install
> scripts restart it. Is there a proper way way to deal with this? Is
> there some debian policy relating to it?
> Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus
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