Re: Why is portmap installed by default?
On Thursday 24 August 2006 22:14, kevin bailey wrote:
> Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > Am 2006-08-20 14:49:53, schrieb kevin bailey:
> >> Why is portmap installed by default on a vanilla basic Debian Sarge
> >> install?
> > Sorry, but portmap is NOT installed...
> > This was changed from Woody->Sarge and I was surprised too,
> > that I had to install portmap my own
> >> As far as I can see this is mainly used by by NFS and NIS - so if we're
> >> not using either of these then why should it be installed.
> > It is not - and IF it is there, it was installed as Dependency.
> > Greetings
> > Michelle Konzack
> > Systemadministrator
> > Tamay Dogan Network
> > Debian GNU/Linux Consultant
> I don't think I installed anything which needs to have portmap - certainly
> not NFS or NIS.
If you have fam installed it will pull portmap since currently fam depends on
> Anyway, I'll check after the next vanilla install.
You can check which packages depend on specific package by:
'apt-rdepends -r package'
Or use dot from the graphviz package to plot a dependency graph ;-)
apt-rdepends -r -d "$1" | \
dot -Gsize="256,256" -Tgif -Nfontsize=16 \
pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB 2003-03-18 <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
fingerprint 1AE7 7C66 0A26 5BFF DF22 5D55 1C57 0C89 0E4B D0AB