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Re: services installed and running "out of the box"

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:37:22PM +0200, Marcin Owsiany wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 02:06:01PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > He wants the service, he just wants it only for local use.  That is not
> > something that should be handled at the package level.
> Why not? The boot-floppies already set the locale for the whole system.
> I think it would be nice if there was a global setting stating whether
> all services should be local-only or available to the outside.
> Of course it would mean (ab)using debconf in every such package...

Perhaps I wasn't clear.  Having a web server listen on a particular
interface should not be controlled by whether or not a particular package is
installed.  It should be controlled by the configuration of the package.
Therefore, the fact that packages depend on web servers is not the issue
with having them listening by default.

 - mdz

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